Poverty reduction aspects of successful improved household stoves programmes

Poverty reduction aspects of successful improved household stoves programmes
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Mike Bess, Ottavia Mazzoni
Programmes and projects to improve household wood and charcoal stove efficiencies have been launched throughout the developing world over the past 20 years. The main driver for promoting these stoves has been to reduce environmental degradation resulting from the removal of trees for charcoal and fuel wood production. In addition there are health benefits for families from the reduction or removal of smoke in their homes.

Unfortunately many programmes have failed to establish sustainable improved stove production, primarily through lack of sufficient attention to consumer tastes and market dynamics.
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Réduction de la pauvreté et programmes réussis de développement de foyers améliorés
Abstract in French
Ce projet avait pour objectif l’identification des principaux facteurs pour la production et la commercialisation sur des bases durables de foyers améliorés en Afrique de l’Est. Les principaux résultats sont – la commercialisation de foyers contribue à améliorer le niveau de vie des producteurs et des consommateurs en milieu urbain; la perception du consommateur est un élément clé de la réussite; le succès exacerbe la concurrence, cependant la qualité peut en être affectée.

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  • A practitioner's journal on household energy, stoves and poverty reduction.

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