Powering Agriculture July 2015 Newsletter

Published: Jul. 22, 2015

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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.

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Feature Story: Finalists Announced for Second Global Innovation Call

Stories from the Field: 2013 Winners in Action

Global News at the Nexus of Energy and Agriculture

SunAsia Builds 55-MW Solar Farm on Pastureland

A new project integrates agribusiness and solar energy by installing a solar farm on pastureland in Philippines.

Solar Irrigation Shows Promise in West Africa

Villagers in Benin tap deep wells using solar-powered pumps, allowing women to focus on farming instead of hauling water.

Bioenergy and Food Production on Desert Land Irrigated by Seawater

An innovative agriculture and energy pilot project in Abu Dhabi produces food, biofuels and a carbon dioxide sink without using freshwater.

Rolling the Dice on Renewable Energy in India

Is pay-per-use shared usage model the solution to limited penetration of solar irrigation pumps in India?

Related News & Events: 
Oct. 29, 2019

In this Issue: the Powering Agriculture Policy Round Table. Bulk Procurement Incentives. Stories from the field: Ariya Finergy, Futurepump, and SunCulture. Powering Agriculture at the 2019 Social Capital Markets Conference.

Apr. 2, 2019

Powering Agriculture Founding Partner GIZ, in coordination with FAO, announces the launch of a quarterly Solar Pumping & Irrigation newsletter, featuring news, research, and event updates from the field of solar pumping and irrigation.

Mar. 5, 2019

In this Issue: 2018 Powering Agriculture annual report published. Innovators in Action: University of Toronto and KickStart. Energy Efficiency in Kenya’s Tea Sector. Powering Agriculture YouTube Channel.

Sep. 24, 2018

In this Issue: Powering Ag forms Investment Alliance. Innovators in Action: iDE Bangladesh & Village Infrastructure Angels. New Resources: Solar-Powered Irrigation Overview & Toolbox | Funding Guide for Innovators | Investa documents on Investment in Sustainable Energy Tech in the Agrifood sector.