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.
Allison Archambault is a 2017 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Award winner! The C3E program is dedicated to closing the gender gap, and to increasing women’s participation and leadership in STEM fields. Congratulations to Allison, and to everyone at EarthSpark International.
This is the first of EarthSpark International's visual stories from Les Anglais, Haiti, where, despite the destruction from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, they're hard at work repairing and expanding their microgrid.
By working alongside farmers, and collaborating with established distribution partners who understand the market and the government, SunCulture has secured their footing in Kenya. Their success there has fueled plans to expand to other countries and regions over the next few years.
Powering Agriculture's annual report is helping to shape the international conversation about renewable energy. In Australia, one promising development is toward turning agricultural waste and by-products into energy. This reduces emissions and makes farmers less vulnerable to variable energy costs.
SunCulture's focus is on getting smallholder farmers onto the first rung of the "productivity ladder". They do this by providing the tools needed to easily move water. Why? Because this simple step has the greatest impact on the most number of people’s productivity.
Claro Energy won First Prize at the sixth annual Asia Entrepreneurship Award competition. They competed with 21 technology startups from 15 countries and regions around Asia and the world.
Futurepump's SF1 solar irrigation pump gets high marks from users in Taita Taveta County, Kenya.
Congratulations to everyone at Claro Energy! They've won First Prize at the 2017 Asian Entrepreneurship Awards.