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Firewood Survey: Theory and Methodology

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dc.contributor.author Thomson, James T. en_US
dc.contributor.author French, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Larson, P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:24:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:24:40Z
dc.date.issued 1980 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-11 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-11 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/75
dc.description.abstract "This document presents a framework for a survey of firewood problems in Africa. Using survey data, host countries and A.I.D. Missions should be able to more effectively identify and design appropriate projects to either increase firewood supplies or reduce firewood demand. "The document contains two parts. The first, an overview of firewood problems in Africa, lays a theoretical basis for the second part, a recommended survey package consisting of four questionnaires and two inventory instruments for use in host countries. "The overview presents an analysis of African firewood problems, focusing especially on institutional constraints and problems which may discourage production of adequate firewood supplies. It addresses as well two approaches to reducing fuelwood demand: switching to alternative fuels and improving combustion efficiencies in charcoal-making and cooking. "The survey package contains two groups of instruments which are designed to reveal official and individual producers' and consumers' perceptions of firewood situations - do problems exist? where? why? how serious are they? - and the feasibility of various solutions. Group I focuses on rural aspects of firewood problems and includes interviews of forestry officials, rural producer-consumers of wood, and charcoal makers. Group 2, which focuses on urban firewood problems, consists of an urban consumer questionnaire and an alternative fuels price form." en_US
dc.publisher Agency for International Development, Bureau for Africa, Office of Development Resources en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Energy for Africa: Selected Readings en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.subject fuelwood en_US
dc.title Firewood Survey: Theory and Methodology en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Washington, DC en_US

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