Determinants of wood energy consumption by households in the Republic of the Congo: the case of district 1 Makélékélé
Olga Euphrasie NGAKALAAKYLANGONGO, Oliver Lauche ASSIORO, Ephrem Freddie NSAYI SAMBA

The aim of this work is to identify the determinants of wood energy consumption. This studyuses data from the Laboratoire d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales (LESR) and the Institut National de Recherche Forestière (IRF) obtained from a survey conducted in 2019 in two districts of Makélékélé. The logit model results appear to indicate that easy access to fuelwood, the level of education and the income of the head of household significantly influence the consumption of fuelwood. We suggest that policy makers implement policies to increaseincomes, reduce the price of cooking energy and economical woodfuel stoves, and establish urban and periurban woodfuel plantations.

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