sh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Fuel-efficiency and Efficient Aid: An analysis of factors affecting the spread of fuel-efficient cooking stoves in Northern Tanzania
Södertörn University, School of Life Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is the result of nine weeks fieldwork in Babati and Bukoba districts in Northern Tanzania during spring 2012. The purpose of this thesis is to study why development projects on fuel-efficient stoves have had a limited adoption in these two regions and what obstacles and opportunities there are for further spread of fuel-efficient cooking stoves. Semi-structured interviews were the main method used for collecting the empirical data, which was then analysed from a socio-economic perspective with help from the framework of Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.

The Results showed that people’s perceptions of fuel-efficient stoves are positive but that projects face many obstacles connected to socio-economic conditions. Knowledge on how to get stoves and access to financial capital is main obstacles for further spreading. Social networks and organisations are channels for information, but to spread outside these networks will need complementing strategies from organisations promoting fuel-efficient stoves. Important are also finding ways of making the financial aspect of adopting stoves less, like using materials with lower costs, using stove-models with low costs and training people in building stoves so re-investments are unnecessary and dependency of funding from organisations less. Gender is a factor affecting the adoption of fuel-efficient stoves, regarding access to assets and generated benefits. There is therefore an importance of involving gender throughout the different stages of the projects. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , p. 68
Keyword [en]
foreign development aid, fuel-efficient cooking stoves, Tanzania, VI-SCCC, VI Agroforestry Programme, fuel-wood, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17134OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17134DiVA, id: diva2:558972
Subject / course
Environment and development
Uppsok
Life Earth Science
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2012-10-10 Created: 2012-10-05 Last updated: 2012-10-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(10371 kB)790 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 10371 kBChecksum SHA-512
806485e67a5be4a40b28a7aea37cab735d9a61bfb3a8632d595bca25fcf9bed3136c272732fe2dbf6fea723458d62a78b006154edd2ff73f1ce38b3901616d3a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Life Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 790 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 262 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf