Turning pollution into sustainable bioenergy: the case of rice straw in India

In our struggle to tackle climate change, reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) must play a crucial role. SLCPs are potent emissions that include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and are commonly associated with refrigeration, diesel-fuelled vehicles, and [...]

Transforming food value chains: sustainable cooling solutions for agricultural cold chains

A food value chain is the interlinked stages food passes through, from production to consumption. A well-functioning and sustainable food value chain is essential for nutrition, health and overall wellbeing. Many value chains, especially of perishable products, require cooling to [...]

Joint FAO-IRENA report on renewable energy for agri-food systems launched at COP26

FAO Director-General also addresses emissions from dairy systems at global climate talks

From less food loss to better market access, renewable energy technologies are key

Modern, efficient agri-food systems depend on reliable access to energy, from farm to plate.For many developing countries, limited access to energy can hinder the development of modern agro-processing industries, prevent farmers from producing higher value products and be a major [...]

Innovation, Technology and Data: Key to achieving energy and food security

Innovation, the complex process by which products, services and activities are renewed and brought up to date by applying new processes and introducing new technologies, is very relevant to agriculture. Innovation in agriculture cuts across all dimensions of the production [...]

Three sustainable energy solutions for food production and places where they are used

Energy: it is used for cooking, heating, electricity and transport in many places around the world. But did you know, it also has a central role in putting the food on your plate? Globally, the agri-food value chain consumes 30 percent [...]

Zambia - Striving to increase energy access in agriculture through sustainable bioenergy solutions

14/05/2021 Zambia
In the search for alternatives to fossil fuel-based energy, FAO has been supporting the Zambian Government in developing and integrating sustainable bioenergy in the agriculture sectors The recently published report ‘Sustainable bioenergy potential in Zambia: An integrated bioenergy food security assessment’ [...]

Sustainable bioenergy – vital to foster Africa’s food system

The 8th Bioenergy Week and Study Tour for Capacity Building forum concluded its three-day deliberations, calling for bold measures to boost investments in sustainable bioenergy supply value chain development, with a vigorous engagement of the private sector. High-level speakers across governments, African [...]

Food systems account for more than one third of global greenhouse gas emissions

 The world's food systems are responsible for more than one-third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, according to a pioneering new study published in Nature Food. Spanning from land-use change and agricultural production to packaging and waste management, food system emissions were estimated at [...]

FAO and IRENA join forces to boost renewables in food and agriculture

Abu Dhabi/Rome, 12 January 2021 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have today underscored their continued commitment to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in agri-food, fisheries and [...]
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