Assessment of Sustainable Energy for Agricultural Energy Provision in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa

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Yekini Suberu Mohammed
Mathurine Guiawa
Onyegbadue Ikenna Augustine
Funsho Olowoniyi

Abstract

One technologically significant way to address the ongoing issues of the energy crisis is through the creation and implementation of a green energy system. Rural communities stand to gain greatly from the use of ecologically friendly green energy technology to support agricultural output. Investing in green energy technologies could lead to a broadening of agricultural economic development. As a result, the overview of green energy as a tool for processing food materials and rural agricultural output is the main emphasis of this work. The study's primary methods included concise systematic review techniques and descriptive approaches to solar and biogas energy technology. It was discovered that the generation of biogas and various solar energy technologies might help make agricultural production and food processing in rural communities more economical and less labour-intensive. This is due to the small-scale proportions needed in rural communities, as well as the straightforward technological pathways involved in the deployment of the energy systems. From an industrial standpoint, the spread of investment in sub-Saharan Africa's rural agricultural production and processing sectors might be significantly aided by the implementation of green energy technologies based on sound policy and financial backing from the government and stakeholders.

Keywords: Clean Energy, Sustainable Development, Agricultural Production, Food Processing, Climate change

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Assessment of Sustainable Energy for Agricultural Energy Provision in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa. (2024). African Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research, 15(1), 61-76. https://doi.org/10.62154/sz7j2452
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Yekini Suberu Mohammed, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

TETFund Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy and Entrepreneurship Development,

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

Mathurine Guiawa, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, Nigeria.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, Nigeria. 

Onyegbadue Ikenna Augustine, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, Nigeria.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, Nigeria. 

Funsho Olowoniyi, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

TETFund Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy and Entrepreneurship Development,

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

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