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 [...]

FAO INVESTA: Clean energy technologies for the Tunisian milk sector

The FAO INVESTA (Investing in Energy Sustainable Technologies in the Agrifood Sector) project organized a workshop in Tunis from 5-6 October to validate the results of a cost-benefit analysis for milk technologies in Tunisia. It also looked at non-financial costs [...]

FAO INVESTA national stakeholder meeting in Tanzania: “Investing in energy technologies in the Tanzanian milk value chain”

05/10/2017 United Republic of Tanzania
“Total annual milk production in Tanzania is about 2 billion litres of which 90% is consumed domestically or goes wasted, meaning that this huge percentage do not contribute to the economic development of the country“, explained Nelson Kilongozi from the [...]

Bioenergy options for Rwanda discussed at a multi stakeholder workshop

Kigali, Rwanda - In Rwanda, sustainable energy alternatives need to be identified.  Bioenergy, energy sourced from biomass, could be considered as part of a renewable energy mix but which options are viable in the context of Rwanda?  How do biomass [...]

Innovations in desert and drylands farming

The global demand for food, water and energy is expected to increase by about 40 to 50 percent by 2030. This is driven in part by an expanding population, rapid urbanization, greater prosperity and changing diets.  Meeting the increasing demand requires smarter, [...]

Bioenergy Week: special focus on bioenergy production from biogas

The Global Bioenergy Partnership’s (GBEP) annual bioenergy week took place at the end of June in Accra, Ghana. Activities included field visits and there was a special focus on bioenergy production from biogas in the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West [...]

Assessing wood fuel supply and demand in Chad

06/09/2017 Chad
Ndjamena, Chad A recently completed assessment collecting data on wood fuel supply and demand by FAO, UNHCR and local partners has revealed the challenges of shortages in wood fuel for the communities living in Goré, Southern Chad. The results and [...]

Representatives from nine African countries learn more about sustainable bioenergy options

From February to May 2017, in the context of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4all), FAO in collaboration with the African Development Bank (acting as the SE4ALL hub for Africa) carried out a training programme on FAO’s Bioenergy and Food Security [...]

National stakeholder workshop in Kenya: promoting sustainable energy technology

27/08/2017 Kenya
“Cooling technologies in the milk and vegetable value chain can improve food quality and reduce waste and spoilage, thus creating value added along the value chain” explained Stefania Bracco a FAO expert in energy-smart food. On the 20 July 2017, INVESTA’s [...]
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