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Jamaica’s University of Technology follows an online course on the 'BEFS Approach'

13/02/2019 Jamaica
The Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Approach was developed by FAO to support countries in developing evidence based sustainable bioenergy policies and strategies. This increases food and energy security and contributes to agricultural and rural development around the world. As part [...]

Producing energy from rice by-products in Côte d’Ivoire

11/01/2019
Globally, Rice production accounts for 5% of GHG emissions from the agriculture, forestry and other land use sector. Integrated approaches linking climate-smart agriculture and bioenergy, supported by a strong GHG monitoring system, can reduce emissions. An FAO project to reduce emissions [...]

FAO promotes solar and fuel efficient technologies among internally displaced people in northeastern Nigeria

12/12/2018
FAO and the Borno State Ministry of Environment are offering more sustainable cooking and lighting solutions to resource-poor households in the Ngala local government area (LGA). On 22 November 2018, FAO began the distribution of lightweight fuel-efficient stoves and solar [...]

How countries are working to make their bioeconomies sustainable

07/12/2018
Plans to pilot components of the project ‘Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy Guidelines‘ in Namibia and Uruguay are underway following the second biannual meeting of the International Sustainable Bioeconomy Working Group at FAO Headquarters. This project aims to develop sustainable bioeconomy guidelines [...]

Solar irrigation in Senegal: costs and benefits

26/11/2018 Senegal
  We’re all aware of the environmental and long-term financial benefits of solar power – solar power is now being used to irrigate the land but what are the actual costs and benefits of solar irrigation systems? A recently published FAO study applied [...]

Zambia tackles challenges related to biomass energy

01/11/2018 Zambia
Lusaka: New TCP to support development of sustainable energy sector.  Current statistics indicate that 77 percent of Zambia’s primary energy relies on traditional biomass, with only 4.4 percent of the rural population having access to electricity. This is compounded by the fact [...]

Bioenergy and bioeconomy: working together to put planning into action

26/10/2018
The joint International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 43 and FAO workshop on sustainable landscape management for bioenergy and the bioeconomy marked an important collaboration between FAO and IEA. It was a first step towards placing the discussion on biomass [...]

United Nations agencies launch environmental protection and resilience project for host communities and refugees in Bangladesh

19/09/2018
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Families living in the world's largest refugee camp this week received the first 2,500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project to protect the environment and build resilience [...]

Producing energy from rice straw: an alternative to burning crop residues in India

09/07/2018 India
When the crops are harvested and the rice is threshed, what happens to the left overs of these valuable crops? Crop residues that are often just burnt can be used for various purposes including feeding livestock and producing energy. They [...]

La FAO appelle à une coordination mondiale visant à mettre en place une bio-économie qui ne laisse personne pour compte

23/04/2018
Les produits bio peuvent améliorer l’accès à la nourriture et, si conçus durablement, aider à lutter contre le changement climatique. Berlin -Si conçue correctement, c'est à dire en collaboration avec les agriculteurs familiaux et en pensant d'abord à eux, une bio-économie [...]
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