Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

Please contact us at knowledge@cleancookingalliance.org with any questions.

By the Numbers

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CountryBenin
Population 10,050,702
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking94%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cookingno data
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainableno data
Number of people affected by HAP9,447,660
Number of households affected by HAP1,763,278
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 5,293
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 2,592
Urban population using solid fuels87.7%
Rural population using solid fuels97.2%
Population using wood for cooking72.2%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking21.2%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking1.9%
Population using gas for cooking3.7%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.0%

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