by Emma Crewe

Issue: 18

Journal section: Theme Articles
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Received: 2010-10-06


Stove Programmes are often evaluated by assessing the fuel-efficiency of improved stoves and the consequent impact on forest conservation. The calculation is based on the misplaced assumption that deforestation is caused by fuelwood consumption. It is much more probable that the rural poor who consume wood are the victims of deforestation not the cause of it. Since the claim that fuel-efficient stoves significantly reduce the problem of deforestation is questionable, the 'developmental' benefits of stoves to users and producers are the criteria by which stove programmes should be judged...

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010 Stoves 052 Process And Production

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