New Reader About Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture

Published: May 24, 2017

About Powering Agriculture

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.

The world’s agri-food supply chains are being challenged: 30 percent of available energy worldwide is used for producing and processing food. Sustainable energy solutions in agri-food chains are required to enhance food and energy security.

In order to distribute and disseminate knowledge about sustainable energy solutions, the 8-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Powering Agriculture | Sustainable Energy for Food” was held in Spring 2016. Nearly 1,400 people around the world took part, two thirds of them living in countries of the global south.

The reader comprises:

  • The Energy-Agriculture Challenge
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Input in Agricultural Value-Chains
  • Renewable Energy Resources and Technology
  • Bioenergy
  • Energy Efficiency in the Energy Agriculture Nexus
  • Policies and Regulations for the Energy Agriculture Nexus
  • Energy and Agriculture on a Micro Level
  • Business Models for Projects in the Energy Agriculture Nexus

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Related News & Events: 
May. 22, 2018

The Toolbox is now available online, free of charge. It includes informative modules, guidelines, calculation sheets, checklists, and other tools that are relevant to current users. The material is also designed to help provide hands-on guidance to policy makers and financers.

Feb. 26, 2018

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.