For a variety of reasons, energy use in the agro-food sector continues to rise, and
in many countries, is highly dependent on fossil fuels, contributing significantly
to greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore becoming urgent to consider how the food
supply chain can improve its energy efficiency. This report analyses ways of improving
energy use in the agro-food sector in relation to both producers and consumers, and
puts forward a set of policy recommendations that governments can introduce to meet
green growth objectives and achieve sustainable development.