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We welcome copies for reviews of stove related publications. Reviews will not usually be larger than 150 words and should indicate length, address, date and price of the publication.

Improved Stoves

An Integral Part of Energy-Saving Strategies by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, printed in the Dominician Republic in 1988, 11 pages of English text, with illustrations.

Reviewed by Emma Crewe, University of Edinburgh

This short booklet presents selected highlights from a forthcoming manual on improved stoves to be published by INSTRAW. It is a supplement to INSTRAW News, and is designed to promote improved stoves as one of the strategies to save energy. The brief introduction sketches the potential role that improved stoves can play in the fight against deforestation and attributes past shortcomings to the failure to integrate women into the planning and implementation of stove programmes. The sections following provide very basic advice on planning projects, choosing and testing stoves and selecting appropriate dissemination strategies. We hope to review the manual when produced.


Helping stove workers

Boiling Point is the journal of the Intermediate Technology Development Group's Fuel for Food Programme. Contributions are welcome in the form of articles of not more than 1,000 words plus line drawings, photographs, simple graphs, etc where appropriate. All correspondence should be addressed to 'Boiling Point, ITDG Fuel for Food Programme, Myson House, Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3HT, England.

Opinion expressed in contributory articles are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the ITDG Fuel for Food Programme.

(Readers wishing to enter into correspondence with any of the authors may obtain full postal addresses from the address given above).


Editorial and Production Team

Tammy Flavell

Kathryn Clarke

Ian Grant

Simon Burne


A Bachmann, P C Bhardwaj, Keith Bennett,

P Bradbrook, Simon Burne, Emma Crewe, AKoopmans, I Grant, T Jones

N H Ravindranath & R Shailaja, Val Rea, D Walabengo, P J Young


Contributions to Boiling Point

Contributions are invited for the next three issues of Boiling Point the main themes of which will be:

No 18 - Stove Programmes in the 90's

No 19 - Publicity for Stove programmes

No 20 - Non Biomass Stoves

Articles for these issues should reach this office by the end of February for issue No 18, the end of June for for issue No 19 and by the end of October for issue No 20.


Technical Enquiries to ITDG

One of the most valuable services provided by ITDG is in answering technical enquiries.

The stove team and its associates are at your service in this way and have answered many enquiries over the last 6 years. They are ready to tackle questions on subjects such as stove promotion and dissemination; marketing and economics; production; project strategy and planning as well as technical problems of design and testing etc. Remember, if you need a detailed answer, you should give as much detailed information as possible.



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