Oregon State University: Research on Cookstoves & Behavior Change

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Social enterprise workers have made tremendous strides in improving cookstoves to address their health and environmental impact, but these technical advancements often come at the cost of practical cooking needs. Lifeline teamed up with Oregon State University on a testing protocol to help stove designers evaluate cookstove usability in Uganda and Guatemala. The protocol was designed to help designers test user needs for a stove technology and cooking culture, while balancing them with technical design criteria more effectively. Read More.