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 [...]

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 [...]

Combustible en vez de fuego: de la quema de residuos de cultivos a la bioenergía

¿Cuál es el problema? La quema de residuos de cultivos. Aunque causa diversos problemas sanitarios y aumenta considerablemente los niveles de contaminación, es una práctica común en la India y en muchos otros países del mundo. ¿La solución? Convertir los [...]

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 [...]
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