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Chapter six - Cooking fuels: toward more sustainable supply and use

 

As incomes rise, rural and urban households gradually from using dung, crop wastes, and wood for cooking to modern fuels. such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene Households in rural areas and lower-income urban households rarely use electricity for cooking Given that people will be using biofuels for many years to come, policies need to focus on (a) improving the efficiency with which biofuels are used. (b) promoting more sustainable ways to supply biofuels, and (c) facilitating the transition to the use of modern fuels for cooking