Uses of geothermal energy in food and agriculture: opportunities for developing countries
This book by FAO reviews the use of geothermal energy in agriculture and agro-industry around the world. With a simple format and illustrations and models, the book is accessible to a wide range of interested readers, including those with no technical background. It shows that geothermal resources have the potential to provide long-term, secure energy for the agriculture and food industry in both developed and developing countries. The book covers basic concepts, geothermal energy uses in practice around the world and the role of the public sector. It concludes with the main constraints and challenges to the use of geothermal energy in the agricultural and food industries of developing countries: i) policy and regulatory barriers; ii) technical barriers; and iii) financial barriers.