International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A
Determinant of household biomass energy preference in Oyo state, Nigeria
Ayanniyi OA, Oyediji OT and Adenika OA
The global energy supply has been increasing over the years, in an effort to meet the global demand many of the world’s poor population are being left behind. It has been estimated that approximately 1.4 billion people (20%) of the global population lack access to electricity and 2.7 billion (40%) of the global population, rely on the traditional use of biomass for cooking. This study reveals that firewood is the main type of cooking energy used or demanded for by the respondents. Among the various reasons accounted for such preferences of firewood to charcoal and kerosene are availability, ability of firewood to burn well and fast, perception on efficiency. Energy price (a significant variable in QUAIDS) indicated negative impact on demand for biomass fuel as well educational level of head of household while age, size of the households positively determines demand for biomass fuel.