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close this book Boiling Point No. 32 - January 1994
View the document Back to Basics in the Kitchen
View the document Fuel Saving with Three Stones
View the document Household Energy - Problems, Policies and Prospects
View the document The Twin-House Tests
View the document Biogas in Rural Nigeria
View the document Cooking Energy and Fuel in Dar es Salaam
View the document Invisible Household Energy
View the document Messages from the Hearth
View the document Solar Villages
View the document Save Fuel with a 'Fireless Cooker'
View the document Rural Electrification in Tanzania
View the document Heat-storage Cookers in Nepal
View the document The Fuelwood Issue Restated
View the document Kerosene Stoves in Ethiopia
View the document Charcoal from Coconut Shells
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Commercializing woodstoves

Readers may remember several papers on the pros and cons of commercializing domestic stoves, in Boiling Point, Number 30 (April 1993). The papers were first presented in December 92, at a workshop which considered the arguments in depth. The organizers, the Integrated Development Association of Sri Lanka (IDEA) have now produced a 74-page report covering all aspects of stove dissemination.

Although entitled a 'proceedings paper', it is, in fact, the most comprehensive and up-to-date publication available dealing with the marketing problem in the context of cooking stoves. It contains case studies from ten countries, as well as analyses of three alternative methods: fully commercial, non-commercial, and combined systems; plus guidelines as to the situations in which they are most appropriate.We strongly recommend this well-written and produced publication to any stove project which is at the stage of largescale dissemination, or which finds its present system inadequate.

To obtain a copy, contact Boiling Point, ITDG, Myson House, Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HT, UK. Fax: +44 (0)788 540270.