Improved Cook Stove Programs

Some lessons from Asia

by Dr. W.S. Hulscher
Chief Technical Adviser, RWEDP

The main paradigm for successful improved cook stove (ICS) programmes has always been and will always remain "understanding users needs". Lack of appreciation of this paradigm amongst field workers is still faltering many ICS programmes. Besides other factors play a role with respect to the success of an ICS programme. This paper gives an overview of important aspects which have to be taken into account in an improved cook stove program.

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