USAID to Host Powering Agriculture Grand Challenge Event on Clean Energy Solutions

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 6, 2013
USAID Press Office

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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.

Washington, D.C.—On December 11, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host an event to announce the 13 winners of Powering Agriculture: A Grand Challenge for Development in Washington, D.C. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver remarks.

The program will bring together agriculture experts from around the globe to discuss major agricultural challenges in the developing world and cutting-edge solutions. The 13 winning innovators will unveil their clean energy innovations, which range from microgrid technologies to irrigation and cold storage solutions presented in on-site booths.

Swedish Ambassador to the United States Bjorn Lyrall, Duke Energy Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs Heath Shuler, and Inventor and Author William Kamkwamba will also speak at the event.

WHO: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah,
Swedish Ambassador to the United States Bjorn Lyvrall,
Duke Energy Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs Heath Shuler,
Inventor and Author William Kamkwamba
WHAT: Event to Announce Powering Agriculture Grand Challenge Winners
WHEN: December 11, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building
Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20523

Press interested in attending, please contact: Courtney Hamilton,; Tel: 412-736-4506.

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