The Powering Agriculture-supported FAO "Investing in Sustainable Energy Technologies in the Agrifood Sector" (INVESTA) project has identified the main barriers to the full deployment of clean energy technologies, possible ways to overcome them, and the resulting costs and benefits.
The International Forum on Solar Technologies will meet in Rome, Italy to discuss the financial, capacity-building, risk management and other practical considerations of developing solar-powered clean energy solutions. More details and registration information can be found at the FAO event page.
In this Issue: The 2018 Powering Agriculture Xcelerator Workshop and Innovator Showcase. Five Powering Agriculture Innovators graduate. Powering Agriculture Annual Report published. Innovators in the news: Promethean Power Systems, African Bamboo, ECO Consult, iDE and Motivo Engineering.
Leslie Henry, legal representative for Development Ventures, a Universidad del Valle de Guatemala partner, will be presenting at the Microgrid Policy and Regulation Conference, which will be held on February 20th and 21st in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Now is the time to watch! "A Seed of Maize", featuring KickStart International, is live. This film by Emmy award-winning director Topaz Adizes and award-winning producer Ofir Kedar is shot in rural Zambia, and details a raw and honest story that explores some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Congratulations to SunCulture on being selected to participate in this year's Solution Summit! This event puts individuals and teams who are developing solutions that address the SDGs in front of industry leaders, policymakers and investors who can provide access to the resources they need to grow.
In this Issue: Gender Guides and an updated sustainable energy reader are available. PAX workshop planned for October. Congratulations to Futurepump and SunCulture! Powering Agriculture innovators in the news: Husk Power Systems, Claro Energy, Futurepump, the University of Toronto and Ariya Capital.
Powering Agriculture has published a Gender Report Summary for 2016, as well as a series of Gender Guidance Documents that will help creators of Clean Energy Solutions more effectively include women in their product marketing, HR, M&E, financing, development and deployment processes.
Powering Agriculture releases new reader about sustainable energy solutions in agriculture from its Sustainable Energy for Food MOOC held in 2016.
EarthSpark graduation! GIZ hosts partners meeting. Motivo Engineering's progress. Promethean Power in new partnership. iDE, KickStart International, & SunDanzer at VentureWell Open. Futurepump & SunCulture shortlisted for Ashden Awards. 5 Powering Ag Innovators on Companies to Inspire Africa list.
This paper presents three major interconnected problems inhibiting the spread of irrigation in Asia and Africa: lack of access to water, lack of access to energy, and lack of access to finance.