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Access to clean and affordable energy is a key factor to increase agricultural productivity and to achieve food security and improve rural livelihoods. Providing multiple energy services for cooking and heating as well as power for electricity, industry and transportation, bioenergy (and other renewable energies such as solar, wind and geothermal) can contribute strongly to increased labour productivity and diversification of economic activities in rural areas. The specific functions of agriculture as an energy producer, agroecosystem regenerator and environmental service provider (e.g. climate change mitigation, biodiversity protection, rehabilitation of marginal land, etc.) are essential components of sustainability.

Environmental technologies in agriculture are the technological means for ecosystem management that aim at improving agricultural production and post-production while conserving the regenerative and reproductive capacity of the natural resource base. They combine traditional and scientific knowledge of natural processes and are based on the utilization and recycling of renewable resources, including energy.

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