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Title: Performance and determinants of adoption of improved cook-stoves in farming communities in Benue and Kaduna States of Nigeria

 

Authors: Robert Ugochukwu Onyeneke; Chinedum Uzoma Nwajiuba; Chinenye Judith Mmagu; Jonathan Ogbeni Aligbe; Christiana Ogonna Igberi

 

Addresses:
Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Economics and Extension Programme), Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, PMB 1010, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Economics and Extension Programme), Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, PMB 1010, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
Department of Planning and Policy Coordination, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Benin City, Nigeria
Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Economics and Extension Programme), Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, PMB 1010, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

 

Abstract: The study analyses the performance and determinants of adoption of improved cook-stoves (ICSs) in Benue and Kaduna States of Nigeria. Cross-sectional data obtained from 440 households (ICS users and non-users) using questionnaire and subjected to statistical analysis indicate that the fuel-wood used and time spent in boiling 6 litres of water through Save80 and Greenwatch cook-stoves were less compared to the open fire. Save80 cook-stove released less carbon monoxide than the Greenwatch cook-stove and open fire. Income, contact with Save80 disseminator agents, mass media exposure, and knowledge of the benefits of the cook-stove significantly influenced the adoption of Save80 while age, gender, household size, and contact with Greenwatch Initiative agents significantly determined the adoption of Greenwatch cook-stove. Therefore, there is a need to increase awareness of the benefits of using improved cook-stoves through mass media by the promoters of the stoves.

 

Keywords: technology adoption; socio-economic determinants; improved cook-stove; ICS; water boiling time; fuel-wood consumption; carbon monoxide emission; sustainable development; Nigeria.

 

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2017.10008114

 

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2017 Vol.13, No.3, pp.276 - 297

 

Date of acceptance: 01 May 2017
Available online: 28 Sep 2017

 

 

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