Improving Energy Efficiency in the Agro-food Chain
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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.

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In order to achieve sustainable development and meet their green growth objectives, governments need to facilitate the efficient use of natural resources. In many countries, the agro-food sector is a significant consumer of fossil fuel-based energy. Therefore, improving the energy-use efficiency of the agro-food chain should be a key priority and a core element of green growth strategies.

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