Climate Change

Bioenergy from dung. Bangladesh. © FAO/Giulio Napolitano

Energy and food nexus

Energy is essential for food security and development. The challenge is to disconnect fossil fuel use from agrifood system transformation without hampering food security. To address this challenge, FAO supports countries and practitioners to find viable innovative energy solutions to build back better by establishing a pathway to green growth and One Health.

Energy-Smart Food programme

FAO’s Energy-Smart Food (ESF) programme is a multi-partner initiative that works with countries helping them move towards energy-smart agrifood systems that are less dependent on fossil fuels. The ESF Programme includes the following work streams:

The programme also aims to increase access to sustainable energy through solutions that encompass:

The programme addresses the needs of energy in agriculture by supporting the implementation of national and regional strategies, pledges and action plans, to achieve targets under the Sustainable Development goals to fulfil the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement.