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Overview

As is the case in Africa (see Boiling Point No. 29), most Asian countries are still heavily dependent on biomass fuels for meeting basic needs such as cooking, space heating, and energy for small industries.

Improved cooking stove (ICS) programmes are found throughout the continent. The national-level programmes in India and China enjoy high levels of government involvement and investment, and millions of improved stoves have been disseminated. Elsewhere, programmes are found primarily in the domain of non-government organizations, although, as in the Philippines, there is growing government support. There is also significant regional backing for ICS programmes, both through ARECOP, based in Indonesia, and through the Regional Wood Energy Development Programme (RWEDP) at the FAO in Bangkok.

Parts of Asia are experiencing the highest rates of economic development in the world, fueled by increased consumption of conventional sources of energy. There are some urban communities, such as Vientiane, which are changing rapidly to electricity or other high-grade fuels. Despite this, biomass will continue to be the main source of fuel for poor people in rural areas. As a result, ICS programmes remain of paramount importance in the energy policies of Asian nations. We hope that this issue of Boiling Point will serve to facilitate and augment the sharing of experiences among agencies involved in ICS programmes throughout Asia.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


Household Energy Developments in Asia

Authors: BP Editorial Team
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Theme Articles


Kerala's 'Parishad' chulha programme

Authors: P. V. Unnikrishnan, S. Sajith P. V. Unnikrishnan, S. Sajith
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Cookstove programme in Indonesia

Authors: Nenny Sri Utami
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Next steps for Sri Lanka stove programmes

Authors: Jo Monk, Sunil Margret
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The Anagi - successful Sri Lankan stove

Authors: Peter Watts
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Nepal's Community Forestry Development Programme

Authors: Tim Jones, Mark Waltham
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Stove work in Nepal

Authors: Kayeswar Man Sulpya
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Magan Chulha - Kallupatti - Sukad: Four decades of stove development in Tamil Nadu

Authors: K Muniandi
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Asian stove programmes as seen by ARECOP

Authors: Jennifer McAvoy
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Better biomass residue fuel cakes

Authors: N. Kamalamma, M. Saitharani
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What makes people cook with improved stoves?

Authors: K. Openshaw
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Asian Regional Wood Energy Development Programme - An uncertain future?

Authors: Clare Heyting
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The Vientiane energy switch

Authors: Carolyn S. Tager
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The Philippines Improved Stove Programme, 1995-2000

Authors: Non-Conventional Energy Division of the Department of Energy, Government the Philippines
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Ethanol stoves for Mauritius

Authors: J. Baguant, R. Panray Beeharry, B. Gobin
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Photovoltaics for Senegal

Authors: Adam Harvey
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Energy and Environment: The Twin-House Tests

Authors: Maria Nystrom
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The better bonfire

Authors: Moses Agumba
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Will people change their diets to save fuel?

Authors: Ian Grant
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General Articles


Zimbabwe's 'Sloven' woodstove

Authors: Makhosi Khumalo
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A steel and concrete stove for Nicaragua

Authors: Allen Dong, Larry Fisher, Mark Kamiya, Annie Souter
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Page last modified on Friday June 21, 2013 13:22:38 GMT.
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