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Cooking for communities, children and cows: lessons learned from institutional cookstoves in Nepal (2021)
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Robinson, B. L., Clifford, M. J., Hewitt, J., & Jewitt, S. (2022). Cooking for communities, children and cows: lessons learned from institutional cookstoves in Nepal. Energy for Sustainable Development, 66, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2021.10.012

Despite a long history of Improved Cookstove (ICS) interventions by Non-Governmental Organizations, International Development partners and the Government of Nepal, the majority of rural Nepalese people cook on a traditional open fire for their large-... Read More about Cooking for communities, children and cows: lessons learned from institutional cookstoves in Nepal.

Which Biomass Stove(s) Capable of Reducing Household Air Pollution Are Available to the Poorest Communities Globally? (2021)
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Stanistreet, D., Phillip, E., Kumar, N., Anderson De Cuevas, R., Davis, M., Langevin, J., …Clifford, M. (2021). Which Biomass Stove(s) Capable of Reducing Household Air Pollution Are Available to the Poorest Communities Globally?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179226

Globally, household and ambient air pollution (HAAP) leads to approximately seven million premature deaths per year. One of the main sources of household air pollution (HAP) is the traditional stove. So-called improved cookstoves (ICS) do not reduce... Read More about Which Biomass Stove(s) Capable of Reducing Household Air Pollution Are Available to the Poorest Communities Globally?.

No-till alley cropping using leguminous trees biomass: a farmer- and eco-friendly sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the Amazonian periphery? (2021)
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de Moura, E. G., Mooney, S. J., Campos, L. S., Bastos, K. D., Aguiar, A. C., & Jewitt, S. (2021). No-till alley cropping using leguminous trees biomass: a farmer- and eco-friendly sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the Amazonian periphery?. Environment, Development and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01744-y

Agricultural growth is essential for both alleviating poverty and feeding the population of the Brazilian Amazonian periphery, where slash-and-burn agriculture continues to support the livelihoods of between 3.5 and 4 million people. We developed a n... Read More about No-till alley cropping using leguminous trees biomass: a farmer- and eco-friendly sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the Amazonian periphery?.

TIME to Change: An Evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s Results Based Finance Program (2021)
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Robinson, B. L., Clifford, M. J., & Jewitt, S. (2021). TIME to Change: An Evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s Results Based Finance Program. Energies, 14(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102891

Set against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7, and the need to increase biomass Improved Cookstove (ICS) adoption and sustained use across the globe, this paper presents an evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s (PAN) Results Based Fi... Read More about TIME to Change: An Evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s Results Based Finance Program.

Understanding the current market enablers for Nepal’s biomass cookstove industry (2021)
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Robinson, B. L., Jewitt, S., Clifford, M. J., & Hewitt, J. (2021). Understanding the current market enablers for Nepal’s biomass cookstove industry. Development in Practice, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2021.1893659

This paper applies the market map tool to the Nepalese biomass cookstove market highlighting existing weaknesses in government policy, cookstove market chains and providing a framework for cookstove interventions that better address the social, econo... Read More about Understanding the current market enablers for Nepal’s biomass cookstove industry.

Seasonality in Faecal Contamination of Drinking Water Sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana (2020)
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Dongzagla, A., Jewitt, S., & O'Hara, S. (2021). Seasonality in Faecal Contamination of Drinking Water Sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana. Science of the Total Environment, 752, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141846

This paper examines seasonal variations in faecal contamination of drinking water sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana. Data collection involved a survey of 568 households, testing of faecal coliform concentrations in dri... Read More about Seasonality in Faecal Contamination of Drinking Water Sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana.

“We cannot stop cooking”: Stove stacking, seasonality and the risky practices of household cookstove transitions in Nigeria (2019)
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Jewitt, S., Atagher, P., & Clifford, M. (2020). “We cannot stop cooking”: Stove stacking, seasonality and the risky practices of household cookstove transitions in Nigeria. Energy Research and Social Science, 61, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.101340

Drawing on qualitative data from three contrasting sites in Benue state, Nigeria, this paper explores how and why cooking system use and priorities vary over time and space as well as the influence of household air pollution (HAP)-related health risk... Read More about “We cannot stop cooking”: Stove stacking, seasonality and the risky practices of household cookstove transitions in Nigeria.

Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa (2019)
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Stevens, L., Santangelo, E., Muzee, K., Clifford, M., & Jewitt, S. (2020). Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa. Development in Practice, 30(1), 37-51. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1658717

The East African region has been a hub for the development and marketing of improved cookstoves from the 1980s. However, there are differences in the rates of uptake of stoves between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. To investigate, we use a participatory... Read More about Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa.