Economic Analysis and Willingness to Pay for Alternative Charcoal and Clean Cook Stoves in Haiti

Conventional charcoal and firewood are the main source of energy in Haiti. They provide up to 90% of the country's energy for domestic and industrial use, resulting in severe environmental and health issues. The present study is initiated to better understand the reasons why two promising alternative technologies (improved cookstoves and alternative charcoal briquettes) have experienced low adoption in Haiti. The research was carried out in two districts in southern Haiti where the improved stoves and briquettes production units exist and where households benefited from a program distributing the improved stoves.

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EMMUS 2012 (DHS)

Cette cinquième Enquête Mortalité, Morbidité et Utilisation des Services (EMMUS-V) a été commanditée par le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP). Elle a été mise en…

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EMMUS 2000 (DHS)

Ce rapport présente les résultats de l’Enquête Mortalité Morbidité et Utilisation des Services(EMMUS-III) menée en Haïti entre février et Juillet 2000. Elle constitue la troisième de la série aprèsles enquêtes…

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Agroforestry Research in Haiti. Book 1

The USAID Agroforestry Outreach Project (AOP) began In late 1981. One of its goals was to provide the Haitian farmer with an additional cash crop by encouraging him to grow trees in an agroforestry system. This would simultaneously reduce Haiti's soil losses and other environmental problems. One of the original concepts of AOP was to have a research component to support project needs. Although it was presumed that the Grantees (The Pan American Development Foundation PADFS, Operation Double Harvest *ODH$, and CARS) would undertake their own internal research programs, their planting and outreach programs consumed all of their available time and resources. By the time of the "aid AOP review, it had become apparent that an independent contractor was needed to design and Implement the necessary research. Thus, the University of Maine (U of M) was selected to conduct studies in the following areas: Traditional Haitian Agroforestry Systems, Silvicultural Studies, Nursery and Outplanting Techniques, Species Trials, Cost-benefit Analysis of Agroforestry Systems.

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Agroforestry in Haiti. Book 2

There are many reasons for planting AOP trees beyond the original intent of cash-cropping, including improving fallow, providing shade, producing forage, and reducing soil erosion. All of these benefits of planting trees increase .the wealth of the farmer or prevent it from falling, even if they do not increase the farmer's cash flow.

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