Fiona Lambe and Jacqueline Senyagwa (Stockholm Environment Institute)   |   Jun 01, 2015
Type: Research Report
Topic: Adoption
Country: Kenya
Almost three billion people, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, continue to rely on solid fuels (wood, animal dung, charcoal, crop wastes, and coal) burned in inefficient and highly polluting stoves for cooking and heating. The myriad negative impacts of relying on traditional biomass for cooking have been well documented. Although governments, international donors and private companies have made numerous attempts over the years to address this problem, little progress has been made. One key reason for the lack of progress is that cookstove technology and programme developers often fail to properly take account of key drivers of behaviour related to cookstove and fuel choice, most notably the needs and preferences of the end-users.