LO 2 – Use of energy efficient farming


Farming and food sector is responsible for about 1/3rd of the global energy consumption. Due to this reason, improving energy efficiency in farming is of crucial importance for reduction of energy demands and costs. In addition, the enhanced energy efficiency decreases the dependence on fossil fuels and thus, contributes to the reduction of GHG emissions.
All farming operations and processes that need energy can be subjected to reduction of energy demands applying relevant technology changes, improved operations, and green management. In general context, these operations are related to both farming production and its processing.
The main targets for substantial energy savings are focused on fueling agricultural production, powering equipment, fertilizing soil, irrigating land, sustaining livestock, processing food, and transporting the final products to market.
To efficiently reduce energy costs, energy best practices for farming have to be deployed that will reflect in increased profits and productivity.

Authors & affiliations

Zlatka Kabatliyska
Alexander Savov
Pavlina Mitkova

Educational goals/tools

To provide comprehensive information about the energy efficiency and energy conservation in farming and reveal its energy saving potentials;
To discuss energy savings approaches in farming production and food processing industry;
To present the main energy savings targets in farming and the approaches for their efficient operation;
To support the educational concept and content with ppts, videos, and project work materials.


Farming, Energy efficiency, Energy saving potentials, Energy savings targets