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Usage des foyers améliorés et préservation de la végétation au Cameroun

Abstract : The vegetation of the west region is mainly composed of savannah, of which wood from the tree savannah, predominant in this region, constitutes the main source of cooking energy for households. The aim of this study is to analyze the contribution of improved cooking stoves on the preservation of vegetation in west Cameroon. In order to assess this contribution, we first carried out a spatial analysis, describing the state of the vegetation in this region, and secondly, evaluated the contribution of the use of improved cooking stoves on the protection of the savannah. The study indicates that between 2005 and 2015, the area of the savannah decreased by 818,300 hectares (8,183 km2), due to human pressure. This regression would thus be partly contained, if a substitution of a three-stone stove by an improved cooking stove was feasible within each household. This would lead to a saving of 1,648 kg of wood per household per year, corresponding to an area of 15,614.8 hectares of savannah preserved per year.
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Maxime Kamdem, Gilles Tounsi, Fabrice Yodjin. Usage des foyers améliorés et préservation de la végétation au Cameroun. 2021. ⟨hal-03150364v4⟩

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