Alessandro Flammini of the U.N. FAO on Energy–Agriculture Linkages

Feb. 19, 2016—Alessandro Flammini, Natural Resources Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), describes the linkages between energy and agriculture, and the possibility of all energy for food production coming from clean and sustainable sources.

Alessandro Flammini is co-author of a new report for Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) entitled, "Opportunities For Agri-Food Chains To Become Energy-Smart."

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was established as a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1945 and works to achieve food security for all, so that all people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

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