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INDC’s shed light on the need to address sustainable bioenergy in Africa: Rwanda at the forefront

27/02/2018 Rwanda
In a recent review, FAO identified that 41 out of 54 countries in Africa included at least one policy or measure on more sustainable use of bioenergy in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Considering the critical role of sustainable [...]

INVESTA international workshop: Investing in clean energy technologies in food value chains

09/01/2018
The FAO Investing in Sustainable Energy Technologies in the Agrifood Sector (INVESTA) project has highlighted an important demand for an investment support programme on clean energy technologies in the milk, vegetable and rice value chains in Kenya, the Philippines, Tanzania [...]

Tackling climate change with the EBRD’s FINTECC programme

18/12/2017
A cold storage system in a Moroccan confectionary plant, a roof top photovoltaic installation, a high efficiency heat recovery system installed by a leading poultry producer in Jordan and a light glass containers production line by Moldova’s largest glass bottle [...]

Expertos intercambian experiencias sobre uso sostenible de bioenergía en América Latina

15/12/2017
Expertos de la región se reunieron para presentar los resultados de la aplicación de los Indicadores de Sostenibilidad para la Bioenergía y las experiencias relacionadas al desarrollo moderno de la bioenergía.  Durante dos días, funcionarios de Gobierno, representantes de instituciones regionales [...]

Energy technologies in the Kenyan tea value chain

03/12/2017
Within the framework of the FAO INVESTA project, a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is being performed for selected clean energy interventions in the Kenyan tea processing sector in collaboration with GIZ. In particular, variable speed drives and small hydro plants for [...]

Recently published World Bank report - Double Dividend : Power and Agriculture Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa

23/11/2017
Recently published World Bank report ‘Double Dividend : Power and Agriculture Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa’ offers insights on what it will take to operationalize the opportunities and address the challenges for power-agriculture integration in Africa. The report was reviewed by [...]

FAO INVESTA: Clean energy technologies for the Tunisian milk sector

08/11/2017
The FAO INVESTA (Investing in Energy Sustainable Technologies in the Agrifood Sector) project organized a workshop in Tunis from 5-6 October to validate the results of a cost-benefit analysis for milk technologies in Tunisia. It also looked at non-financial costs [...]

FAO INVESTA national stakeholder meeting in Tanzania: “Investing in energy technologies in the Tanzanian milk value chain”

05/10/2017 United Republic of Tanzania
“Total annual milk production in Tanzania is about 2 billion litres of which 90% is consumed domestically or goes wasted, meaning that this huge percentage do not contribute to the economic development of the country“, explained Nelson Kilongozi from the [...]

Bioenergy options for Rwanda discussed at a multi stakeholder workshop

04/10/2017
Kigali, Rwanda - In Rwanda, sustainable energy alternatives need to be identified.  Bioenergy, energy sourced from biomass, could be considered as part of a renewable energy mix but which options are viable in the context of Rwanda?  How do biomass [...]

Innovations in desert and drylands farming

28/09/2017
The global demand for food, water and energy is expected to increase by about 40 to 50 percent by 2030. This is driven in part by an expanding population, rapid urbanization, greater prosperity and changing diets.  Meeting the increasing demand requires smarter, [...]
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