U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells showcased locally-grown hydroponic and organic vegetables during a May 9 reception with Jordanian producers and government officials in honor of the visit to Jordan by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack.
After building luxury toys like high-speed electric boats and futuristic three-wheeled motorcycles, the Torrance design studio Motivo Engineering is getting into subsistence farming.
A tricked-out tractor spawned in Southern California could mean an end to dirty diesel generators that farmers everywhere rely on to power operations in the field.
In rural areas of Senegal, getting water for irrigating crops often comes with a hefty price tag, not only in terms of the cost to buy the fuel and the time necessary to procure it from the nearest gas station, but also in regards to the polluting emissions of the pumps themselves.
The Sustainable Engineering Lab has installed the first of three batteryless solar-powered irrigation pilot systems in Senegal. Each system provides clean energy to power water pumps for 7 horticulture farmers in rural Senegal as part of USAID’s Powering Agriculture grant.
Colorado-based Rebound Technologies was accepted into the Energy Excelerator, supporting startups with funding and connections to strategic partners, to help advance commercialization of IcePoint™, a refrigeration cycle using energy storage to help supermarkets save 60% on their cooling costs.
A Colorado nonprofit is taking an innovation it first introduced to Hondurans to the next level thanks to a grant from Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development—and the enthusiasm of local farmers.
With $1 million from Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development, a small U.S. clean energy company working in Haiti is expanding its reach beyond household devices to strategies that boost local agriculture.
Millions of gallons of milk gathered by rural Indian farmers spoil on the way to market. The co-founder of a U.S. startup company trying to solve that supply chain problem was named one of seven “invention ambassadors” in a new program highlighting technology-driven solutions to global problems.
Hunger und Armut auf dem Land mit Energie bekämpfen - das ist eine Idee der internationalen Initiative "Powering Agriculture". Denn 1,4 Milliarden Menschen in Entwicklungsländern haben noch heute keinen Strom.
For a growing number of companies, cleantech promises innovations and opportunities at the base of the pyramid.
For farmers in Mozambique, every harvest is bittersweet. That’s because up to 40 percent of their crops can spoil, as there’s no way to keep them cool. It’s a common and costly problem in countries that lack reliable power grids—or have no access to electricity at all—and that can ill afford to throw away food.