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Table 4 Approximate time breakup for different tasks performed in firewood fetching activity

From: Development of a fuel efficient cookstove through a participatory bottom-up approach

Tasks Average timerequired inwinter (h) Average timerequired insummer (h)
To reach forest area 0.5 0.7
To collect wood sticks 2 4
To cut tree branches 0 3 (wood eitheris collectedor cut)
To tie bundle with a climber 0.25 0.25
To carry firewood bundle home 0.75 1
Total 3.5 5 to 6