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.
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.
Powering Agriculture releases new reader about sustainable energy solutions in agriculture from its Sustainable Energy for Food MOOC held in 2016.
The Futurepump SF1 solar pump gets excellent reviews from happy users! Hear what farmers have to say about this low-cost, low-maintenance solar pump.
Promethean Power manufactures thermal energy-powered milk chillers that have had a giant impact in India. Small diary farmers, as well as distributors like Hatsun, Heritage groups, Mother Dairy, and Amul India have profited from the ability to chill milk quickly and safely.
Claro Energy has either deployed or is managing about 6,500 solar pumping systems in 15 Indian states, and expects to increase that to as many as 15,000 by March 2018. "Everyone is realizing that solar pumps make sense for both the end-user as well as state governments."
EarthSpark graduation! GIZ hosts partners meeting. Motivo Engineering's progress. Promethean Power in new partnership. iDE, KickStart International, & SunDanzer at VentureWell Open. Futurepump & SunCulture shortlisted for Ashden Awards. 5 Powering Ag Innovators on Companies to Inspire Africa list.