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Questionnaire on rural household energy consumption

The following questionnaire has been developed by various students from the

Geographic Department at University of Trier/Germany.

We want to learn something about your energy situation and your knowledge/experiences

about problems here concerning the use of different kinds of energy.

Finally we want to quantify a typical household energy consumption profile of that area.

Your support will be highly appreciated! Thanks a lot!

Part I: Background Information

Number of questionnaire:

Date:

                    Interviewed by:

District:

Location:

Sublocation:

Village:

Name:

Sex: ____male  ___female

Age:

School education:

Tribe / ethnic group:

Number of household members (manyatta/farm): a) adults: b) children:

What do you think are the 3 major problems facing your household? Why?

Problems

Reasons

1.

 

2.

 

3.

 

Others

 

Part II : Household energy consumption profile

1. What are your sources of energy? (see table, RANKING)

2. What are your main domestic purposes for using these different kinds of energy? (see table)

3. Who is usually "looking for energy"? (see table)

4. Where do you get your energy sources? (see table)

5. Distance and time travelled to get the energy sources? How do you transport the energy sources? (see table)

6. How is the fuel consumption per month/per week/per day? (see table)

7. Do you have to pay for energy sources? If yes, what's the prize per kg/bundle/litre? (see table)

Table

kind of energy

(Ranking 1...7)

(qu. 1)

main domestic purpose

(2)

Who’s

looking for energy?

(3)

source

(location)

(4)

distance/time

(km/min),

way of transport

(5)

daily/weekly/

monthly fuel consumption

(kg or litre)

(6)

Price

 

(7)

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charcoal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paraffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry-cell batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others (i.e. dung, crop residues...)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III: Questions on wood

8. Which kind of firewood do you use for cooking (species)?

9. Which type of wood do you prefer for other uses (buildings etc.)?

10. Is there a difference in the quality of firewood concerning the purpose of use?

11. From the time you settled here, is it becoming more difficult to get firewood?

If yes, why?

12. Do you guess, that there are changes in the environmental situation due to the use of firewood?

If yes, which one?

13. If there is any access to alternative source of energy (wind, solar power) for which main purpose you want to use it?

14. Do you think about shifting to another location at the moment?

If no, why?

15. Do you have additional comments or wishes you want to mention?