Sustainable and affordable energy solutions for refugee and host communities in Uganda

24/12/2020 Uganda
In consultation with Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and representatives from both the refugee and host communities, FAO launched a new project “Greening the humanitarian response in Uganda: Sustainable and affordable energy solutions for refugee and host communities”. The [...]

MSc students trained to use FAO tools to assess the viability and sustainability of bioenergy

As an integral part of climate change actions, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) assists countries and partners in defining strategies and solutions to enable access to modern and clean forms of energy, as a contribution [...]

Energy access in emergency: success factors and obstacles in three Eastern African Countries. An evaluation of FAO energy projects in humanitarian settings

A recent UN report on Key success factors and obstacles for FAO energy projects in humanitarian settings reviewed FAO’s energy-in-emergency work carried out through the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) initiative. The programme focuses on countries’ energy needs [...]

FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition

Rome/New York - FAO unveiled today its new Green Cities Initiative and Action Plan to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition in and around the cities in a post COVID-19 era. The launch took place at a high-level [...]

Fuel not fire: from burning crop waste to bioenergy

23/09/2020 India
The problem? Burning crop residues. Although it causes a variety of health issues and significantly raises levels of pollution, it is a common practice in India and many other countries around the world. The solution? Turn the crop residues into [...]

Sustainable energy : helping to make agrifood systems greener

There’s a concerning gap in the amount of food we produce today, and the amount needed to feed the world’s expanding population by 2050. Could transitioning from agriculture that relies on fossil fuels to agriculture that works in harmony with [...]

Investing in Sustainable Energy Technologies in the Agrifood Sector (INVESTA)

The “Investing in Sustainable Energy Technologies in the Agrifood Sector” (INVESTA) project has developed a methodology for a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of energy technologies. It complements the findings of the “Opportunities for Agri-Food Chains to become Energy-Smart" report published by FAO and [...]

Improving soil health and mitigating climate change: is biochar part of the solution?

Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from burning organic material at high temperatures with little to no oxygen availability. The potential of utilizing biochar to sequester carbon in the soil and improve soil health has received considerable attention in [...]

Solar powered water pumps offer lifeline for Yemeni farmers

10/06/2020 Yemen
Rashed is particularly happy this morning. Today he and his fellow farmers have their turn to access the solar-powered water well to irrigate their farms. “I am a farmer, and agriculture is my life. One of my biggest challenges is access [...]

Linking energy, food security and health can help face COVID-19

As the novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to spread in developed and developing countries alike, not all have the privilege of applying basic prevention measures, and energy and food play a key role in several of these. Almost one billion [...]
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