“Energy-Smart” Food for People and Climate Issue Paper

Year: 2012
The aim of this paper is to discuss how the entire food sector, from the farmer’s fi eld to the consumer’s plate, can become more ‘energy-smart’. Becoming energy-smart will require a transformation along the food chain that involves: - relying [...]

Energy-smart food at FAO: An overview

Year: 2012
This paper presents FAO’s work on energy in relation to specific components of the agrifood chain. It complements two recent publications, Energy-Smart Food for People and Climate Issues Paper and the policy brief, Making the Case for Energy-Smart Food. These [...]

Policy Brief: The Case for Energy-Smart Food Systems

Year: 2011
An interdisciplinary ‘nexus’ approach is necessary to ensure that food, energy and climate are jointly addressed, trade-offs considered, and appropriate safeguards are put in place. These issues will not be addressed through a single initiative. Because of its importance, scope [...]

Small-Scale Bioenergy Initiatives: Brief description and preliminary lessons on livelihood impacts from case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa

Year: 2008
This report is based on a series of 15 international case studies conducted betweenSeptember and November 2008 under a joint initiative of FAO and the PISCES EnergyResearch Programme Consortium funded by DFID. The case studies focussed ondeveloping an improved understanding [...]

Energy and gender in rural sustainable development

Year: 2006
It is FAO’s view that increased access to energy sources in rural areas and the development of new bioenergy1 sources can contribute to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals relating to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, improvements in [...]

The Energy and Agriculture Nexus

Year: 2000
Energy has a key role in economic and social development but there is a general lack of rural energy development policies that focus on agriculture. Agriculture has a dual role as an energy user and as an energy supplier in [...]
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