TITLE

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Food Security in Nigeria

AUTHOR(S)
Tijjani, N.; Alhassan, B.; Saddik, A. I.; Muhammad, I.; Lawal, A. M.; Maje, l. S. A.
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Energy Technologies & Policy;2013, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Renewable energy sources are becoming an increasingly important alternative source of energy in the agricultural sector. The use of renewable energy will reduce the use of fossil fuels, thereby minimizing the emission of green house gases. Increased use of renewable sources of energy especially in the agricultural sector will enhance the sustainability of food security in Nigeria and the quality of the environment. The use of renewable energy sources in the agricultural sector will also lead to environmentally friendly, sustainable and viable sources of energy to reduce the dependency on depleting fossil fuels. Increasing attention is being focused on the installation and usage of renewable energy sources in the agricultural sector in several countries of the world purposely to contribute to global reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable food security. This paper attempt to explain the role of renewable energy sources in agricultural sector as a means of enhancing sustainable food security in the country and presents the existing technologies, policies and emerging opportunities in renewable energy application in the agricultural sector.
ACCESSION #
88998325

 

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