About Powering Agriculture

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.

Speaker Highlights from the 2015 Powering Agriculture Innovator Showcase
Feb. 19, 2016

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.

Powering Agriculture: Voices of the Energy Grand Challenge for Development
Apr. 28, 2015

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.

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development
Jun. 12, 2012

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.

Thirsty for Energy
Nov. 15, 2017

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.

Nov. 9, 2017

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. 

Nov. 3, 2017

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.

Oct. 16, 2017

Powering Agriculture's Gender Guides are helping innovators transform agricultural processing, and empower women, by showing them how to make gender considerations part of their deployment, product development, financial, marketing, human resources and monitoring & evaluation decisions.

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