Creating livelihoods through clean energy and agriculture
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The International Journal Of Rural development
Just 35 per cent of the African population have access to electricity, with rural access rates at less than one-third of urban communities. Not only could decentralised renewable energy technologies help in meeting energy demand in rural areas in a climate-friendly manner, and promoting innovations in the agri-food sector, they are also an important potential driver of local job creation and the formalisation of labour – provided that the skills gaps hindering the sector’s growth can be closed.