RENEWABLE ENERGY BENEFITS DECENTRALISED SOLUTIONS IN THE AGRI-FOOD CHAIN

This study analyses the impact of decentralised renewable energy solutions on the livelihoods of communities, covering technologies that can be used along the agri-food chain in: 1) primary production activities such as water pumping, 2) post-harvesting activities including agro-processing and food preservation for storage and transport through drying, milling, pressing and cooling, and 3) food preparation and cooking. Analysing the socio-economic benefits of the various applications can play a crucial role in guiding policy making towards adopting energy access approaches that support development in rural areas.