Published: Jan. 28, 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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Feature Story: Calling All Clean Energy Innovators!
Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) is looking for innovative solutions. Submit your best ideas on how clean energy can power the work of farmers and agribusinesses—from planting to harvesting and storage. Apply for funding to put your ideas into action.
Stories from the Field: Winners in Action
iDE has, in recent weeks, installed the first round of pumps in Nepal for field trials. The field-testing is important because it gives farmers a chance to see the technology, understand how it works and provide their feedback.
Motivo’s HARVEST system was recently featured in the Los Angeles CleanTech Global Showcase. Motivo also was nominated by Neon Tommy as having one of the top 5 innovative ideas featured at a tech conference.
The Earth Institute at Columbia University has now shipped the first solar pump controller to its project site in Senegal.
Global News at the Nexus of Energy and Agriculture
Powering Ag in the News
Powering Agriculture winners highlighted in the Guardian for "How technology can prevent food waste in developing countries"
Punjab: Farmers to Get Solar Pumps
Forty-nine sites have been selected for starting solar project.
Nigeria: Green Ag will take country out of Poverty
A call for investments in a range of sectors from renewable energy to sustainable agriculture.
UAE: March Global Climate-Smart Agriculture Summit
Senior executives from the World Bank, Clinton Climate Initiative, Nestle, DuPont, African Union, will join a 30-strong speaker line-up of sustainable agriculture experts at the Global Climate-Smart Agriculture Summit taking place during the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi March, 9-10, 2015. Powering Ag's eleven first round winners will showcase their clean energy solutions at the Summit allowing participants to learn more about their innovations. For program details and registration visit the website.