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SWITCH Africa Green: Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production (SECP) in Agriculture and Integrated Waste Management: Research and Training

Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production (SECP) is a programme designed and implemented by REEEP. The programme focuses on supporting African countries in the transition to an Inclusive Green Economy, through the application of Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns and practices. For the implementation of the project in South-Africa, REEEP partnered with SANEDI, in order to assist the local business communities and entrepreneurs in the agricultural and waste management sectors to implement Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices within their respective industries. The beneficiaries of the programme include intermediary business organisations, and national and local government spheres.

SECP: Green Business Development for Agricultural and Waste Management MSMEs

As part of the SWITCH Africa Green Programme (an initiative funded by the European Union, and implemented by the UNDP; UNOPS; and UNEP), work is being carried out on a South African based project with a core focus on SECP (Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production), a term coined by REEEP.

Documentary highlights REEEP efficiency project in Indonesian tempe industry

If you’re interested in energy efficiency, improving health and livelihoods, and environmental protection, it’s time to talk about tempe. What is tempe? It is a firm soy-based product similar to tofu and the most consumed protein source in Indonesia. It contains antioxidants, and has numerous health benefits, including reducing cholesterol and preventing hypertension. Tempe in Indonesia is a €700 million per year industry, yet the majority of producers are micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), most of which still operate under sub-standard, unhygienic conditions and use mainly firewood as fuel.

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