Sokoine University of Agriculture

Determinants of households’ adoption of improved cook stoves in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Show simple item record Massawe, F. A. Bengesi, K. M. K. 2020-04-02T11:48:31Z 2020-04-02T11:48:31Z 2019-10-22
dc.identifier.issn 2619-8894
dc.description The East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, pg. 85-92 en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite being used in inefficient and unsustainable ways, traditional biomass remains the largest source of cooking energy in Tanzania. Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) have been proved to be among the best ways of efficient utilization of biomass, nonetheless, their adoption has been low. Limited empirical evidence exists on the reasons for low ICS adoption in Tanzania. This paper analyses factors which determine household adoption of ICS in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. A total of 294 households from six villages were randomly selected for the household survey, and qualitative data were collected through focus group discussions and key informant interviews. Results from a binary logistic regression revealed that awareness campaigns about ICS, quality of living house and kitchen room, awareness on the village environmental regulations and by-laws, sources of firewood and household Socio-Economic Status (SES) to be among the factors influencing the adoption of ICS. The study concludes that low adoption is attributed to limited awareness on the benefits of the stoves and a negative myth attached to the quality attributes of the household that can adopt ICS. The study recommends the organization dealing with ICS promotion to continue with comprehensive awareness campaigns and targeted intervention to households perceived to have to limit adoption characteristics. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Adoption en_US
dc.subject Improved cook stoves en_US
dc.subject Traditional Biomass en_US
dc.subject Socio-Economic Status en_US
dc.subject Kilimanjaro en_US
dc.title Determinants of households’ adoption of improved cook stoves in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url en_US

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