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From biomass cooking fuel source to modern alternative for Bauchi State households: a preliminary analysis


Danlami, Abubakar Hamid and Applanaidu, Shri Dewi and Islam, Rabiul (2017) From biomass cooking fuel source to modern alternative for Bauchi State households: a preliminary analysis. Biofuels, 8 (3). pp. 323-331. ISSN 1759-7269

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Abstract

Biomass as the source of cooking fuel is one of the causes of indoor air pollution, desertification, soil erosion and other visual problems. The main aim of this study is to carry out a feasibility analysis in order to ascertain the possibility of conducting a study on the factors influencing household cooking fuel choice in Bauchi State.A total of 30 households were chosen systematically from the study area.A logit regression model was used to analyse the data. Cronbach's alpha value of 0.71 shows good reliability and acceptability as a valid study. Therefore, a study to analyse the determinants of household cooking fuel choice in Bauchi State is feasible and may provide conclusions relevant for policy making.Logit results show that income, number of rooms and nature of the home building are the variables that are positively related to the odds of adopting modern cooking fuel sources. Age of household head, gender of household head and home appliances are negatively related to the odds of adopting modern cooking fuel sources. Therefore, appropriate relevant policies will encourage households to adopt modern sources of cooking fuels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass, cooking, fuel, households, Bauchi
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TX Home economics
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: PM Dr. Shri Dewi a/p Applanaidu
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 01:34
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 01:34
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/22213

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