Resource for Theme 'Crosscutting Issues'
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Date of publication: 2010-01-01
Associated Organization: ALIN
Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Energy, Forestry, International climate negotiations, Poverty and vulnerability, Water
Regions: Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa
Summary:Modern energy services are essential for reducing poverty. Countries need energy to increase economic production, which improves livelihood options for women and men. Energy is also needed to increase agricultural productivity, provide clean water and improve human health, and energy enables girls and boys to go to school.
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