Producing energy from rice straw: an alternative to burning crop residues in India

09/07/2018 India
When the crops are harvested and the rice is threshed, what happens to the left overs of these valuable crops? Crop residues that are often just burnt can be used for various purposes including feeding livestock and producing energy. They [...]

FAO calls for global coordination for a bioeconomy that leaves no one behind

Bio products can improve access to food and, if produced sustainably, help address climate change Berlin - If done right, in particular with and for family farmers, bioeconomy can help efforts to tackle pressing global problems such as hunger, poverty and [...]

Positive prospects for solar-powered irrigation systems

Rome - Solar powered irrigation systems are now an affordable and climate-friendly technology for both large and small-scale farmers in developing countries.  But they need to be adequately managed and regulated to avoid the risk of unsustainable water use, FAO stressed [...]

International Forum on Solar Technologies for Small-scale Agriculture and Water Management 12-13 April 2018

16/03/2018 Italy
The International Forum on Solar Technologies for Small-Scale Agriculture and Water Management will bring together key stakeholders from the water, energy, agriculture and rural development sectors, to engage in a debate and establish a community of practice on solar technologies in [...]

INDC’s shed light on the need to address sustainable bioenergy in Africa: Rwanda at the forefront

27/02/2018 Rwanda
In a recent review, FAO identified that 41 out of 54 countries in Africa included at least one policy or measure on more sustainable use of bioenergy in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Considering the critical role of sustainable [...]

INVESTA international workshop: Investing in clean energy technologies in food value chains

The FAO Investing in Sustainable Energy Technologies in the Agrifood Sector (INVESTA) project has highlighted an important demand for an investment support programme on clean energy technologies in the milk, vegetable and rice value chains in Kenya, the Philippines, Tanzania [...]

Tackling climate change with the EBRD’s FINTECC programme

A cold storage system in a Moroccan confectionary plant, a roof top photovoltaic installation, a high efficiency heat recovery system installed by a leading poultry producer in Jordan and a light glass containers production line by Moldova’s largest glass bottle [...]

Expertos intercambian experiencias sobre uso sostenible de bioenergía en América Latina

Expertos de la región se reunieron para presentar los resultados de la aplicación de los Indicadores de Sostenibilidad para la Bioenergía y las experiencias relacionadas al desarrollo moderno de la bioenergía.  Durante dos días, funcionarios de Gobierno, representantes de instituciones regionales [...]

Energy technologies in the Kenyan tea value chain

Within the framework of the FAO INVESTA project, a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is being performed for selected clean energy interventions in the Kenyan tea processing sector in collaboration with GIZ. In particular, variable speed drives and small hydro plants for [...]

Recently published World Bank report - Double Dividend : Power and Agriculture Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa

Recently published World Bank report ‘Double Dividend : Power and Agriculture Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa’ offers insights on what it will take to operationalize the opportunities and address the challenges for power-agriculture integration in Africa. The report was reviewed by [...]
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