International Tea Day 2020 | Addressing climate change challenges through tea

Putting on the kettle for your afternoon tea? Sipping a cup of green tea to strengthen your immune system? Have you ever thought that changes in the way your tea is produced could be beneficial to the changing climate? A new FAO [...]

What do you want to know?

Do you see the world in numbers? Do you study charts like an art lover studies Renoir? Do you love statistics in all its forms? Well, FAO does too! When it comes to food and agriculture data, FAO is one [...]

Off-grid solar systems support the resilience of Syrian households

The ongoing crisis in Syria has severely affected rural livelihoods prompting FAO to restore energy access to households for agricultural activities. FAO aims to increase the resilience of hundreds of families by implementing egg incubators with inverter/chargers, batteries and solar photovoltaic panels [...]

What energy data do we need? Data collection and standardisation processes across organizations

What is energy data used for? What types of energy data are needed? What indicators are currently used and which methodologies do organisations use? ...and where is data stored? These questions were at the heart of the webinar "Moving towards [...]

Global Bioenergy Partnership Indicators guide UNEP study on enhancing sustainable bioenergy use in Ethiopia and Kenya

Using the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) project “Building capacity for enhancing bioenergy sustainability through the use of Global Bioenergy Partnership Indicators” assessed the environmental, social and economic impacts of bioenergy production in Ethiopia [...]

Locally-made stoves reduce the health and safety risks for women and girls

16/03/2020 Nigeria
In Maiduguri, Borno State, Bakassi is a sprawling camp for the internally displaced. Before the insurgency, it was planned as a ministerial village for government officials but today, hundreds of half-constructed red-roofed houses are home to thousands of internally displaced [...]

Togo and Ghana make moves to address forest landscape restoration and sustainable wood energy

Sustainable bioenergy and forest landscape restoration (FLR) can be mutually beneficial. FAO recently organized national dialogues in Togo and Ghana on sustainable wood energy, bioenergy alternatives and Forest Landscape Restoration, to guide policies and support the development of a joint agenda [...]

How sea cucumbers are boosting the bioeconomy in Zanzibar

21/01/2020 United Republic of Tanzania
Seaweed is a precious product for the 25 000 Zanzibari farmers that depend on it, 80 percent of whom are women. But climate change is causing a rise in temperatures, taking a toll on our oceans. Warmer waters represent a [...]

NEW REPORT: Africa looks to renewable energy in the agrifood sector

On the eve of 2020, governments will submit updated and enhanced nationally determined contributions to remain within the limit of a 2°C temperature increase as per the Paris agreement of 2015. Building on FAO's regional-level analyses of the NDCs, the report [...]

Is using biomass and waste to generate energy in the Seychelles a viable solution?

The Seychelles Government is working to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity matrix to 5 percent by 2020 and 15 percent by 2030. Could residues from the agriculture and agro-processing sectors, including waste provide an alternative? While policies [...]
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