Impacts and effects on gender related outcomes and sustainable cooking fuel supply after the introduction of improved cookstoves in rural Zambia

In this project Berkeley Air measured and explored gender impacts, namely time use and levels of perceived drudgery, in female cooks after the installation of an improved wood burning stove. Using a mixed method approach, data was collected using focus group discussions, and quantitative and qualitative surveys, in 75 HH located in two rural communities in eastern Zambia. Indicators measured both before and after stove installation included, changes in time spent engaged in cooking related activities and collecting fuel, intra-household shifts in daily activities, perception of level of drudgery in daily activities and use of any saved time.