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Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Bioenergy : Committee on Agriculture
Clean and safe energy services are essential for achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. However, around two billion people, mostly living in rural areas of developing countries, are still without electricity or other modern energy services and rely largely on burning fuelwood and charcoal to meet their basic cooking and heating needs. At the international level, petroleum-based... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en2/en2_050403_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en2/en2_050403_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en2/en2_050403_es.htm
Arabic: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en2/en2_050403_ar.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
GEF/FAO Workshop on Productive Uses of Renewable Energy: Experience, Strategies, and Project Development
An expert workshop was convened in Rome by the Global Environment Facility and FAO. The final report summarizes the presentations and discussions.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN10023_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN10023_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN10023_es.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Summary Report of the "GEF-FAO Workshop on Productive Uses of Renewable Energy: Experience, Strategies, and Project Development"
This report is an overview of on an expert workshop held in Rome in June 2002 by the Global Environment Facility and FAO. The workshop addressed productive uses of renewable energy in developing countries; the 35 workshop participants came from development agencies, non-governmental organizations, private companies, research institutes, and universities in 15 countries.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1001_en.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
A new energy project in Niger
The project, entitled "Formulation and validation of a national strategy and plan on new and renewable sources of energy in Niger", addresses the potential contribution of new and renewable sources of energy (solar, wind, biomass and hydro) on Niger's rural development strategy. (Only available in French)
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_es.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Energy for and from agriculture
From an energy perspective, agriculture has a double role; it is an energy user and an energy producer. All stages of the food chain require one form of energy or another, and renewable energies such as biomass, solar and wind, could make an important contribution to its sustainability and productivity, through technologies useful in irrigation, mechanization, processing, conservation, transport,... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0301_en.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
The energy function of sugar mills: Case study in Nicaragua
This case study examines a sugar mill in northwestern Nicaragua which has been converted into a power generation plant. During the sugar season, power is produced from bagasse, a by-product of sugar production, and from eucalyptus during other periods of the year. This case study addresses some of the initial findings which have shown interesting economic, environmental and social benefits when c... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0302_en.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Biomass Energy in ASEAN Member Countries
Biomass is an important source of energy in the member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Managed properly, biomass energy can be sustainable, environmentally benign and economically sound. Moreover, biomass energy creates substantial local employment. However, constraints to optimal use as an energy source are still to be resolved. Main issues are legal and institut... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGan0008.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Future energy requirements for Africa's agriculture - Findings and recommendations of an FAO study
A new FAO study, "Future energy requirements in Africa's agriculture", systematically examines the past and present energy situation in Africa's agricultural sector. The study identifies and discusses trends in, and results of, energy development in the region as a whole. Additionally, it develops and applies a methodological approach to five countries (Cameroon, Mali, Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGan0002.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Environment - Conventions & agreements
FAO activities in the energy field
FAO's energy activities aim at assisting developing countries to meet their energy requirements in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, as a means of achieving sustainable rural development. FAO's member countries have requested assistance in implementing the Nairobi Programme of Action on New and renewable Sources of Energy and, more recently, in the adoption of Agenda 21 approved at UNCED. FAO's... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGre0004.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
The European Sustainable Rural Environment and Energy Network
The FAO Regional Office for Europe has been supporting research cooperation and information exchange in Europe through the European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture (ESCORENA) since 1974, and in the field of alternative energy applications since 1983. Each of these networks is organized around a few well-defined subjects. One of these is the Sustainable Rural Environment and ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGre0002.htm

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