The benefits to the environment include reduction in biomass consumption and emission of greenhouse gases, and conservation of forest and biodiversity. The local population benefits from employment creation and enhancement of technical skills during the production and installation of the cook stoves. With these smokeless stoves in their homes, women and children experience better indoor air quality and fewer incidences of smoke and fire-related injuries. Typically, in rural areas, women spend a lot of their time collecting wood for cooking; with the improved cook stoves, the daily drudgery of women is reduced drastically.
Improved Cook Stove Market Development in Rural Nepal