The world’s agri-food supply chains are facing a huge challenge. Thirty per cent of the available energy world-wide is used for producing and processing food. Sustainable energy solutions in agri-food chains are required. Approaches are needed that enhance food and energy security but tackle climate change at the same time.
In order to distribute and disseminate knowledge about sustainable energy solutions, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Powering Agriculture – Sustainable Energy for Food” was held for eight weeks in spring 2016. Almost 1,400 people around the world took part, two thirds of them living in countries of the global South. The reader accompanying the course has been revised and is now available as an online publication:
The reader comprises the following topics:
• The Energy-Agriculture Challenge
• Climate Change
• Energy Input in Agricultural Value-Chains
• Renewable Energy Resources and Technology
• Energy Efficiency in the Energy Agriculture Nexus
• Policies and Regulations for the Energy Agriculture Nexus
• Energy and Agriculture on a Micro Level
• Business Models for Projects in the Energy Agriculture Nexus
You want to know more about the Agriculture-Energy Challenge? Find the reader here.
Author: Stefan Ebisch, GIZ
Knowledge portal of Powering Agriculture on energypedia.info
Global initiative "Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge (PAEGC)”