This discussion paper tries to raise some of the key considerations on how energy access interacts with agriculture:
- how energy inputs increase agricultural production?
- which energy inputs are most relevant for agriculture products transformation and which are their effects?
- and what are the lessons learned from growing energy crops specifically from ACP-EU Energy Facility (EF) Jatropha projects?
Finally, it discusses current trends and paths forward concerning the ‘energy-agriculture nexus’ and tries to describe how the development of photovoltaic (PV) and other renewable energy technologies can help agriculture.