Powering Agriculture July 2015 Newsletter

Published: Jul. 22, 2015

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Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.

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Feature Story: Finalists Announced for Second Global Innovation Call

Stories from the Field: 2013 Winners in Action

Global News at the Nexus of Energy and Agriculture

SunAsia Builds 55-MW Solar Farm on Pastureland

A new project integrates agribusiness and solar energy by installing a solar farm on pastureland in Philippines.

Solar Irrigation Shows Promise in West Africa

Villagers in Benin tap deep wells using solar-powered pumps, allowing women to focus on farming instead of hauling water.

Bioenergy and Food Production on Desert Land Irrigated by Seawater

An innovative agriculture and energy pilot project in Abu Dhabi produces food, biofuels and a carbon dioxide sink without using freshwater.

Rolling the Dice on Renewable Energy in India

Is pay-per-use shared usage model the solution to limited penetration of solar irrigation pumps in India?

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Apr. 27, 2017

EarthSpark graduation! GIZ hosts partners meeting. Motivo Engineering's progress. Promethean Power in new partnership. iDE, KickStart International, & SunDanzer at VentureWell Open. Futurepump & SunCulture shortlisted for Ashden Awards. 5 Powering Ag Innovators on Companies to Inspire Africa list.

Jan. 25, 2017

Powering Ag's Annual Report. Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund announced. VIA finalist for Fire Awards. Samir Ibrahim on Forbes 30 under 30 list. Futurepump and SunCulture on Ashden Awards long list. Promethean Power in The Better India. Motivo began field testing. Futurepump in FarmBiz Africa.

Oct. 25, 2016

Powering Agriculture ‘Graduates’ First Innovators: Earth Institute at Columbia University, Rebound Technologies; Midterm Evaluations Published; Stories from the Field: ICU, UVG, SunCulture; Promethean Power Systems and Futurepump Reach Production Milestones; Innovators In the News; Upcoming Events.

Jul. 25, 2016

Features: Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit and the PAEGC Partner’s Meeting; Stories From the Field: Promethean in India, iDE in Nepal and Honduras, and UGARF in Uganda; Congratulations: SunCulture and SimGas; Innovator Webinars: VIA and Promethean; and Upcoming Events.