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Rural transformation
Trade and production
African biochar
 
News Story
24 May 2016
Doing wonders with biochar for soil quality in Africa, how do we take it to the next level?

Energy access is a tricky puzzle for the African continent. 70% of the population in sub Saharan Africa relies on biomass for energy. It means that most of the population burns firewood, charcoal, agricultural residues and animal dung for cooking food and for getting done with other day-to-day routines.

Trade and production
Food Security and Energy Access
 
Video
30 March 2016
Energy access and food security in sub-Saharan Africa

More than two-fifths of the world’s population depends on unsustainably harvested wood energy for cooking and heating. This has significant impact on health, food production and nutrition, and...

Health and nutrition
Food Security and Energy Access
 
Blog Post
26 September 2015
No food security without fire

How do you cook your food? I usually first prepare the ingredients and then turn the stove on, but not for all of us does a blue flame appear at the click of a stove switch.

Trade and production
Food Security and Energy Access
 
Event
25 August 2015
Experts Consultative Forum on Impacts of Energy Access on Food Security in Sub-saharan Africa

More than two-fifths of the world’s population depends on unsustainably harvested wood energy for cooking and heating, with significant impact on health, food production and nutrition, and local...

Climate change and resource conflict
Health and nutrition
Food Security and Energy Access
 
News Story
8 March 2015
Could energy access hold a key to food security? Our Expert Group urges to recognize the synergies

Energy and food are basic human survival needs. Today three quarters of the people in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) have no access to adequate, reliable and safe energy sources for cooking and heating, and rely on biomass traditional energy forms such as dung, agricultural residues, wood and charcoal.