Honduras: Field Evaluation of Improved Plancha Stove

With funding from the Shell Foundation, Berkeley Air partnering with household energy researchers at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala to conduct a field evaluation of an improved plancha stove in Honduras. The cross-sectional study will take place in 36 rural and 36 urban households and assess household air pollution, fuel use, stove use, stove emissions, and well-being and livelihoods.

The design of this evaluation is premised on the assumption that the overriding consumer motivation for purchasing or obtaining an upgraded wood stove is to save money on wood purchases, reduce fuel collection time, increase the convenience and ease of cooking, remove smoke from the kitchen, and improve family well-being. Therefore, this evaluation will measure indicators related to these consumer motivations.