Improving Energy Efficiency in the Agro-food Chain

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.

Published on August 10, 2017Also available in: French

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Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Why does energy efficiency in the agro-food chain matter?
Energy use and opportunities for energy efficiency on-farm
Energy use and energy efficiency opportunities in the downstream food chain
Cross-cutting measures to improve energy efficiency in the food chain
Unleashing the energy efficiency potential of the food chain
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