Outdoor cooking prevalence in developing countries and its implication for clean cooking policies
More than 3 billion people use wood fuels for their daily cooking needs, with detrimental healthimplications related to smoke emissions. Best practice global initiatives emphasize the disseminationof clean cooking stoves, but these are often expensive and suffer from interrupted supply chains thatdo not reach rural areas. This emphasis neglects that many households in the developing world cookoutdoors. Our calculations suggest that for such households, the use ofless expensive biomasscooking stoves can substantially reduce smoke exposure. The cost-effectiveness of clean cookingpolicies can thus be improved by taking cooking location and ventilation into account.
Langbein, J., J. Peters und C. Vance Ph.D. (2017), Outdoor cooking prevalence in developing countries and its implication for clean cooking policies. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 11, 115008