Energized: South Africa Case Study

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Energized highlights the promising energy-related strategies, policies and technologies emerging across Africa's agricultural value chain. The report identifies both successes and challenges in improving the rural poor’s access to energy as part of a broader agriculture sector transformation. Drawing on the government actions of six African countries that were identified as leaders within this space, it also makes recommendations for policy and program interventions that can be replicated across the continent to accelerate this progress.

South Africa has made significant progress in improving access and use of energy to foster economic growth. From 1992 to 2013, the increase of the electricity expansion indicator is estimated at 11.23 thereby being above the average of 8 for Africa as a whole, and the agricultural value added per worker growth rate averaged 5.08 percent annually.

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