[Stoves] Discussion of biomass cooking stoves <>
paaw at online.no
Sun Jan 18 06:19:52 CST 2009
Dear Crispin and other stovers
A good sample will be from the Trade Fair exhibition in Kampala in 1996. We, a British NGO and I had a stand there and in two days we sold about 500 of the TLUD/ND Peko Pe at market price with wood-ships as fuel The stoves were produced by 5 local tinsmith around in town and paid cash. No subsidising. At the closing speech the Minister of Trade said it is two interesting products at the exhibition which are important for the country, the Peko Pe and the other one a fishing gear. Unfortunately nobody followed up the task. With reference to this link 14 years later http://www.hedon.info/1311/news.htm
I think it is a job for Hedon to make guidelines on these for developing countries very important object. Stoves and fuel has to be seen in one and people need income- generating jobs so they can pay for their needs. There is samples from Zambia that 1/3-1/2 of monthly income goes for household energy. Local produced bio-fuel as an alternative to charcoal and local produced stoves can be one way to go.
With regards Paal W
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