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Assessing The Impacts Of Utilization Of Traditional Cook Stove In Comparison With Improved Cook Stove On Rural Livelihood In Adiyo Woreda Kaffa Zone Snnprs. The Case Of Selected Kebeles


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Page : 178-188

Keywords : Biomass energy source; Improved cook stove; Rural livelihood; Traditional cooking stove; Utilization.;

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Over 94 percent of energy consumption in Ethiopia comes from biomass fuels along with traditional cooking technologies and this pattern has major effect on livelihood in the country. To overcome these problems the government of Ethiopia and International development organizations have recently ramped up efforts to promote the use of improved cook stoves ICS in the country aiming to reduce impacts of the burning of biomass for cooking and heating. Thus the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of traditional cook stove in comparison with ICS utilization on rural livelihood in the case of Adiyo Woreda Kaffa Zone. Among 28 kebeles in Adiyo Woreda Boka and Mera Kebeles were selected using purposive sampling. Sample size between ICS and traditional CS users was determined using proportionality principle and more proportion of sample was given to those ICS user households. Then 298 sample households were selected using systematic random sampling technique. The household surveys focus group discussion personal observations and key-informants interview were used for primary data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. The study revealed that traditional CS user household spending more than five hours additional cooking time per day more likely to suffer from eye disease lung cancer respiratory disease cough headache and phlegm than the user groups. Women and children contributed over 98.95 and 80 of the domestic cooking and fuel wood collecting responsibility in the household of the study area respectively.

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