This study captures the baseline scenario of rural households’ cooking habits prior to using the project stove. This forms the base of the project from which the emission reductions will be calculated.

The baseline survey works as the starting point of every new project since it is rolled out as the very important first step of the project implementation. It serves as a benchmark to collect basic data about the current wood consumption of the traditional three-stone-stove and helps to understand the situation of the local people.

Therefore, RPP conducts many interviews and surveys with the local community to meet these aims. The wood consumption is measured in kilograms for a representative number of households. The recorded data is fundamental to calculate the reduction of carbon emissions and is used in the annual monitoring surveys. Before the baseline survey takes place, the Community Project Officers (CPO) are trained by RPP team.

Here below are some pictures of the baseline survey in different areas: