| Boiling Point No. 32 - January 1994 |
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.