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Fuelwood consumption in the city of Monrovia ( Liberia) in 1965

Roitto Y. (1970). Fuelwood consumption in the city of Monrovia ( Liberia) in 1965. Silva Fennica no. 103 article id 7537. https://doi.org/10.14214/aff.7537

Abstract

This paper deals with fuelwood consumption in the city of Monrovia (Liberia) in 1965. Buyers of fuelwood were interviewed at market places, relevant data were recorded, and the average size of fuelwood bundles was measured by applying Archimedes Law.

The results showed that the annual average consumption of fuelwood per caput was 1.3 solid m3, and by household 6.5–6.6 solid m3. The average annual per caput expenditure on fuelwood was $ 9.7. This corresponds to a household of about 5 persons and means a household (family) expenditure of slightly less than $ 50 per annum, which is about 8% of the total household costs. Applying the Monrovia data to the whole of Liberia, it was estimated that fuelwood consumption in the whole country was 1.62 million m3 in 1965.

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Keywords
firewood; fuelwood; Monrovia; Liberia; use of fuelwood

Published in 1970

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