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Nerini, Francesco Fuso, Andreoni, Antonio, Bauner, David and Howells, Mark (2016) 'Powering production. The case of the sisal fibre production in the Tanga region, Tanzania.' Energy Policy, 98. pp. 544-556.

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Energy plays a crucial role in economic development. The article presents a framework for the analysis of alternative energy technology mixes in agricultural production and applies it in the context of sisal production in the Tanga region, Tanzania. Through scenario analysis, the paper presents both case-specific and generalizable insights. Case-specific insights show the key role that modern uses of energy and modern agricultural technologies could play in increasing productivity and revenues, in minimizing environmental degradation, and in promoting local development. Generalizable insights demonstrate the value of using sector-specific micro-structural frameworks and scenario analysis for assessing different technologies mixes in the energy and agriculture planning process.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Productive uses of energy, Agriculture, Energy systems analysis, Biogas, Sisal, Tanzania
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISSN: 03014215
Copyright Statement: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. This accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 16:17
Related URLs: ... pol.2016.09.029 (Publisher URL)

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