ABSTRACT

For the half of the world's population still dependent on wood and other traditional fuels for basic cooking and heating needs, a serious supply crisis is emerging: forests are disappearing and population pressure on other energy sources is mounting. This book analyzes the energy problems of those caught in the trap of rural subsistence and explores the role energy might play in the transition away from subsistence. It includes eight specially commissioned studies of different developing countries and a review of the small-scale energy technologies presently available for rural use.

chapter 1|20 pages

Energy in the Transition from Rural Agriculture

ByGerald Foley, Ariane van Buren

chapter 2|19 pages

Energy Technologies for Rural Development

ByHubertus E. M. Stassen, Willibrordus P. M. van Swaaij

part |164 pages

Country Case-Studies

chapter 3|23 pages

Mexico

ByOscar Guzman

chapter 4|22 pages

Guatemala

ByRoberto Caceres

chapter 5|19 pages

Brazil

ByAdilson de Oliveira, Luiz Piugnelli Rosa

chapter 6|21 pages

Jamaica

ByArnoldo Ventura

chapter 7|12 pages

Senegal

ByEl Hadji Sene

chapter 8|15 pages

Nigeria

ByG. J. Afolabi-Ojo

chapter 9|21 pages

Korea

ByYoon Hyung Kim

chapter 10|17 pages

India

ByT. L. Sankar

chapter 11|8 pages

Review

ByMarcela Serrato