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Sci Data. 2018 Sep 18;5:180186. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.186.

Survey of local impacts of biofuel crop production and adoption of ethanol stoves in southern Africa.

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Alexandros Gasparatos, Graham P von Maltitz, Francis X Johnson, Carla Romeu-Dalmau, Charles B L Jumbe, Caroline Ochieng, Shakespear Mudombi, Boubacar Siddighi Balde, Davies Luhanga, Paulo Lopes, Anne Nyambane, Marcin P Jarzebski, Katherine J Willis


  1. University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
  2. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa.
  3. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden.
  4. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  5. Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi.
  6. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Richmond, UK.

PMID: 30226483 PMCID: PMC6142893 DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.186


The two datasets outlined in this paper contain information related to (a) the local impacts of biofuel feedstock production, and (b) the factors that influence the adoption and/or sustained use of ethanol stoves in southern Africa. The first dataset was generated through extensive household surveys around four operational jatropha and sugarcane production sites in Malawi, Mozambique, and Swaziland. This project aimed to examine the local impacts of the most prominent modes of existing or intended biofuel feedstock production in southern Africa. The resulting dataset contains information about impacts on rural livelihoods, ecosystem services, food security and poverty alleviation. The second dataset is the outcome of research into factors that influence the adoption and sustained use of ethanol stoves. This dataset was collected through a household survey in Maputo city where the only large-scale ethanol stove dissemination programme in Africa has been implemented.


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