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.
Social venture capital investor Acumen has invested an undisclosed amount in a Pune-Boston-based Promethean Power Systems Inc., a refrigerated solutions provider.
Acumen said in a statement that it has invested in a startup from its Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative – a $20 million fund focusses on firms working in the energy sector.
Following its work with Powering Agriculture, Eco Consult is leading technical support training for a Dutch governmnet-funded greenhouse project in Jordan.
Promethean Power work continues as they bring energy efficient dairy chilling to farmers in India - attracting investors who see the promise in sustainable agricultural technology.
Microsoft makes $100 million investment in Kenya and Nigeria development centers, names SunCulture as one of 3 innovation partners.
Promethean continues to grow their milk chilling business in India. Using thermal batteries, the tank-based system eliminates the costs associated with using diesel generators, along with GHG emissions.
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.
SunCulture BBC Profile
At the Nov. 20, 2015 Powering Agriculture Innovator Showcase in Washington, D.C., the 2015 Innovator Cohort was introduced to the world. Hear what the Founding Partners, Innovators and guest speakers had to say about Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.
In developing countries, three out of four people living in poverty have incomes tied to agriculture. Powering Agriculture is finding clean energy solutions to help them. Hear some of the voices of Powering Agriculture from Kenya, where only five percent of farmers have electricity.
Millions of farmers in developing countries have no, or poor quality, grid power, limiting the productivity needed to feed growing populations and farmers out of poverty. To address these barriers to development, the Founding Partners have created Powering Agriculture.