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Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Renewable energy for sustainable agriculture and rural development in Honduras
This paper examines the collaborative efforts between FAO and national institutions in Honduras and illustrates how community demand led to the integration of renewable energy projects in the country's overall rural development programme.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0601_en.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
The Commission for Sustainable Development addresses energy
The Comission for Sustainable Development is the body of the United Nations charged with following up on proposals decided upon at the
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0301_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
First regional meeting on reduction of the environmental impact of the intensive animal production in peri-urban zones
This report discusses the meeting entitled "First regional meeting on reduction of the environmental impact of the intensive animal production in peri-urban zones" which was held 10-14 June 1996 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The meeting's objectives were the following: to exchange experiences, to promote future collaboration between representatives of Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba a... more
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/EPre0026.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Biomass fuels: "The time is right, but the pricing isn't"
Interview with SD's Senior Energy Coordinator, Gustavo Best, about biomass fuels and other alternative energy sources.
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/EGre0035.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/EGre0034.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
The multi-functional character of agriculture and land: Bioenergy
This page presents the executive summary of "Bioenergy", a background paper prepared for the Conference on the Multifunctional Character of Agriculture and Land in Maastricht (MFCAL, 12-17 September 1999, Maastricht, The Netherlands).
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGan0009.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Regional study on wood energy today and tomorrow in Asia
This study reviews wood energy's role for traditional and modern uses in the 16 RWEDP member-countries in Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam). The study is aimed at policy makers in the forestry sector, but it also touches upon policy issues in other sectors, including ag... more
English: http://www.rwedp.org/acrobat/fd50.pdf

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Power and food security
There is a close correlation between the quality and quantity of food produced, transformed and consumed and the quality and quantity of energy used. According to this paper, in many cases, it is precisely the low quality and the meagre amounts of energy available for the food chain, which are at the base of unattainable food security.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGan0006.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

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