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Dec. 22, 2013

In Haiti, a country where 75 percent of people lack electricity, a new project by Powering Agriculture winner, EarthSpark International, combines smart meters, solar panels, and a micro-grid to power a downtown and jump-start local agriculture. Could the model work elsewhere?

Dec. 12, 2013

USAID and four of its partners named two innovative organizations the top winners of their global challenge to design clean energy solutions that have the potential to transform the way farmers in the developing world feed their countries.

Dec. 12, 2013

Would improving diesel technology have more immediate environmental impacts than introducing solar “smart irrigation”? The question was posed during a high-level panel discussion at the event announcing the winners of the Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.

Dec. 11, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development and its partner organizations today awarded grants to winners of its contest to come up with innovations to improve agricultural productivity and value in developing countries.

Dec. 11, 2013

To stem the plight of small farmers and “make agriculture sustainable now for food security in a changing climate”, USAID announced winners of the Powering Agriculture Grand Challenge, calling on businesses, non-profits and universities to come up with clean energy solutions.

Oct. 22, 2013

USAID, in partnership with Ashden, announced a new award for clean energy innovators in the agricultural sector. The contest is open for entries until November 5, 2013. The winner will receive an award of up to £40,000 (approximately $64,000) at a ceremony in London on May 22, 2014.

Sep. 30, 2013

Ashden and USAID announce a new 2014 award for clean energy technologies that increase production in the agricultural sector. Entry is free and open until 5 Nov. 2013. After the judging process the winner will receive an award of up to £40,000 at a ceremony in London on 22 May 2014.

Sep. 10, 2013

There are few better sources of wholesome nutrition than milk straight from a cow’s or buffalo’s udders. But much is lost in the roughly four hours required for milk to travel from udder to procurement centre to dairy. Many dairies of late have sought to get the milk chilled at the procurement centres itself.

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