New Reader About Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture

The world’s agri-food supply chains are being challenged

30 percent of the available energy globally is used for producing and processing food. Sustainable energy solutions in agri-food chains are required. Approaches are required that enhance food and energy security but tackle climate change at the same time

To distribute and disseminate knowledge about sustainable energy solutions a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Powering Agriculture – Sustainable Energy for Food has been held for eight weeks in 2016. Almost 1,400 people around the world took part, two-thirds of them living in the global south.

The reader comprises

  • The Energy-Agriculture Challenge

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Input in Agricultural Value-Chains
  • Renewable Energy Resources and Technology
  • Bioenergy
  • 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


Do you want to know more about the Agriculture-Energy Challenge? Find the reader here.


Further information

Knowledge portal of Powering Agriculture on

Global initiative « Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge (PAEGC)”