Powering Agriculture: Innovations to End Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Jul. 15, 2014—In its inaugural round, more than 475 organizations from 80 countries applied to the Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development initiative, which identifies and supports market-based, clean energy innovations for the energy-agriculture value chain in developing countries.

On December 11, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted an event in Washington, D.C., to announce the first 11 Powering Agriculture winners. The event brought together experts from around the globe to discuss cutting-edge solutions to the development challenges that exist at the nexus of energy and agriculture.

This video describes the exciting opportunities created by Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.

About Powering Agriculture

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.