Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development

June 12, 2012—Millions of farmers in developing countries suffer from no, or poor quality grid power, which limits the productivity and earnings needed to both feed the ever growing population and to lift millions of farmers and farming communities out of poverty. To address these persistent barriers to development, USAID has partnered with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Duke Energy and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to create Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.

Your ideas can help farmers find innovative clean energy solutions to power their farms and empower their lives.

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.