Published: Jul. 22, 2015
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.
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The Founding Partners of The Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) have announced the 21 Finalists chosen to advance to the next stage in the second global innovation call, that is Stage 3: Innovator Evaluation Board (IEB) interviews.
Fast facts about the proposals selected as Finalists:
Organizations in 11 countries: 34% North America, 33% Africa, 14% Asia, 14% Europe/Eurasia, 5% Latin America
Clean energy type: 57% Solar, 14% Biomass, 5% Energy Efficiency, 5% Waste, 5% Hydro
Agriculture value chain focus: 34% staple crops, 21% horticulture, 12% agro-forestry products, 10% other, 7% multiple, 6% meat, 5% aquaculture, 5% dairy
Proposed regions of implementation: 33% Africa, 14% Asia, 43% multiple regions, 10% Latin America
Funding type requested: 33% applied under Funding Window 2 to scale-up their clean energy solutions while 67% applied under Funding Window 1 on the design of their clean energy solution.
Innovator Evaluation Board (IEB) interviews have just concluded during which the 21 Finalists were asked questions on their clean energy solutions, proposed activities and implementation plans. PAEGC will notify and issue awards to top Finalist Applicants in September 2015. See the full list of finalists at the story below.