Chitetezo Mbaula cookstove value chain in Dedza District Malawi ab 55.9 € als Taschenbuch: A detailed analysis. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Technik,
Assessment of the chemical quality of groundwater for drinking ab 54.99 € als Taschenbuch: In Dedza Malawi. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Geowissenschaft,
Constraints to Sustainable Handpump Use in Rural Water Supply ab 55.99 € als Taschenbuch: The case of Lilongwe-Dedza Groundwater Development Area in Malawi. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Technik,
Assessment of the chemical quality of groundwater for drinking ab 54.99 EURO In Dedza Malawi
Chitetezo Mbaula cookstove value chain in Dedza District Malawi ab 55.9 EURO A detailed analysis
Constraints to Sustainable Handpump Use in Rural Water Supply ab 55.99 EURO The case of Lilongwe-Dedza Groundwater Development Area in Malawi
Chitetezo Mbaula (or a protecting stove in Chichewa) is part of a cocktail of improved cookstoves earmarked for scaling in Malawi.By the year 2020, the government of Malawi has a vision of two million homes using improved cookstoves. Chitetezo Mbaula cookstove is made from pottery clay soil and by mostly women groups in Dedza District as an income generating project. By using the stove, women and children are able to reduce indoor pollution, firewood collection time, and deforestation amongst many benefits that the stove offers. However production groups, mostly made up of women were collapsing soon after NGOs pulled out their financial support. This book illustrates why this was happening and what could be done to reverse such developments is such projects. Of the five production groups that were randomly sampled out of nine in the district, only one was making profits at wholesale prices. The book also shows how the value chain system of Chitetezo Mbaula cookstove benefited village promoters at the expense of production groups. The book, and the analysis, is very useful for biomass energy project professionals and for rural goods value chain developers in the global south.
Indigenous trees play major roles in the rurallivelihood of communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in terms of their environmental service function and contribution of tree products to the rural household economy. However, the high rate of deforestation in Malawi raises concerns on the future supply of these natural resources. A case study was conducted in Dedza district in central Malawi during 2005 to investigate conservation of semi-wild indigenous trees growing and retained at smallholder farms. The study aims at identifying factors influencing conservation and the use/ non-use of conservation practices of indigenous trees. Households were interviewed in two different Extension Planning Areas of Dedza district. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data on demographic, farm household, tree crop and institutional support issues. Data were analysed by logistic regression analysis. Results show that indigenous tree conservation practices vary between the two locations in form and intensity. Factors associated with these differences are various socio-economic factors that are influencing the decision of smallholders to conserve the trees.
This book is an MSc research thesis titled, Assessment of the chemical quality of groundwater for drinking, which was carried out in the Kachindamoto Traditional Authority area of Dedza District in Malawi. The area was ideal for such a study because of the reported saline water which was being used in the surrounding areas. Government's efforts to achieve the millennium development goal of halving the proportion of the population without access to safe drinking water has concentrated on construction of boreholes in rural areas on of Malawi where over 80% of the population live. There are no accredited water supply utilities which are treating the water before it is supplied. As such an assessment of the chemical quality of the water that is being used from these boreholes is necessary in order to determine how safe it is for drinking and other domestic uses. This book is good for scholars in the area of water resources management, hydrochemistry, hydrogeology and it is also appropriate for civil society groups who are trying to help people in the rural areas especially giving them water for domestic use and sanitation, government when it is trying to invest in water resources.