Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) welcomes press inquiries and interview requests. On this page you will find key resources providing PAEGC background, reports and other information.
Please use our contact form and be sure to select the first option “Powering Agriculture Press Inquiries and Interview Requests” from the drop-down menu to ensure the immediate routing of your request to our media relations personnel.
Please include your full name and cell phone number as well as your organization/publication name and website.
May 12, 2016—The Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) has created a FAQ sheet to help media and press engage with PAEGC and its innovators.
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Duke Energy, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)—collectively, the “Founding Partners”—have combined resources to fund Powering Agriculture.
When identifying the operating units that serve as designated points of contact within the Powering Agriculture Founding Partners, they should be listed as follows:
- Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, USAID
- Unit for Global Economy and Environment, SIDA
- Special Unit “One World – No Hunger,” BMZ
- Federal Government Affairs, Duke Energy
- Agriculture and Project Finance, OPIC
About Powering Agriculture
Oct. 19, 2015—Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) seeks to identify and support new and sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for increasing agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries.
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.
Nov. 18, 2015—The Founding Partners are proud to present the 24 organizations collectively receiving over $25 million in funding under Powering Agriculture’s First and Second Global Calls for Innovations.
Dec. 19, 2016—Powering Agriculture publishes 2016 Annual Report covering key activities Oct. 2015 – Sep. 2016. Chapter 1 provides a program overview; Chapter 2 highlights the year’s activities; Chapter 3 focuses on Innovator activities, impact, and support provided; Chapter 4 describes gender integration efforts.
Nov. 18, 2015—This study aims to provide detailed data on the energy requirements, and possible clean-energy solutions, along three agricultural value chains—milk/dairy, rice and vegetables—to support the design of a development framework that increases the productivity and value generated in rural areas.
Millions of farmers in developing countries have no, or poor quality, grid power, limiting the productivity needed to feed growing populations and farmers out of poverty. To address these barriers to development, the Founding Partners have created Powering Agriculture.
Branding & Identity
On this page you will find files for the correct order, size and display of the logos for the Powering Agriculture Founding Partners.
The Powering Agriculture signatures are a way to correctly identify the program visually in videos, presentations and documents that may not fall under the Powering Agriculture branding guidelines.