Malakini, Memory and Maganga, Assa (2011): Does Cooking Technology Matter? Fuelwood Use and Efficiency of Different Cooking Technologies in Lilongwe District, Malawi.
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Biomass, mainly firewood and charcoal contributes over 90% of Malawi’s total energy demand. As a result, deforestation is increasing at unprecedented rate and firewood is becoming scarce. Individual assessment of various cooking technologies has been widely done without comparison of various cooking technologies. Therefore, this study has been devoted to compare the performance, cooking time and fuelwood usage of the three-stone fireplace, Rocket and Chitetezo cooking technologies. The study used Specific Fuel consumption (SC) as a proxy for principal indicator of cooking technology efficiency. It measures the amount of wood used per kg of food. Rocket stove has been found to use less time, less fuelwood and produces less smoke.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does Cooking Technology Matter? Fuelwood Use and Efficiency of Different Cooking Technologies in Lilongwe District, Malawi|
|Keywords:||Cooking Technology, Fuelwood, Stove Efficiency|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D10 - General|
|Depositing User:||Assa Maganga|
|Date Deposited:||04. Oct 2011 13:12|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 10:21|
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