Why clean cooking technologies are not popular in Uganda

The adoption of clean cooking technologies is still a challenge in peri-urban areas. Through a rapid assessment study conducted in April 2019 by AGEs CONSIDERED (ACO) in Mende Sub-country, Wakiso District, it was found out that 85 per cent of households and small businesses in Mende use charcoal as the main source of cooking energy, thus imposing a huge demand on charcoal. This statistic was also found to be consistent with other several studies, including the 2016/2017 Uganda National Household Survey, which noted that 90 per cent of households use biomass (firewood or charcoal for cooking).

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