Scenarios of Energy and Agriculture in Africa

Michael Lazarus

This chapter looks at just how fast energy needs might grow under conditions of both limited and rapid growth in Africa’s agricultural production. It examines the energy-agriculture nexus in several case study countries: Cameroon, Mali, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Scenarios are then developed for the last three countries to depict possible levels of agricultural activity and their energy use implications through the year 2010.

Chapter 4 in Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Future Energy Requirements for Africa's Agriculture (Rome: FAO, 1995).