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.
Take a look at how access to electricity is transforming education in Les Anglais, Haiti. EarthSpark's important work is giving kids a chance at a more secure future.
EarthSpark International has a chat with a carpenter and a retailer in Les Anglais, Haiti, and asks them how electrification has transformed their businesses. Not only are they thriving, they're both making plans for expansion!
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.
Futurepump's SF1 solar irrigation pump gets high marks from users in Taita Taveta County, Kenya.
Motivo's HARVEST—Hybrid Agriculture/Road Vehicles with Electricity Storage and Transformation—is a multi-purpose platform that provides power for plowing, well-drilling, cold storage, and transportation, all while decreasing operating expenses by more than 60% when compared to a diesel tractor.
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.
KickStart International's Dr. Martin Fisher was chosen as one of Stanford University's 2016 Engineering Heroes. He accepted his award on February 7th, and delivered a talk at Stanford University entitled "Engineering a Path Out of Poverty."
In Sub-Saharan Africa, two billion acres of farmland are weather-dependent. Farmers who've adopted solar water pumps and drip irrigation reduce the risk of crop failure and improve productivity and food security. Powering Ag Innovators Futurepump and SunCulture are helping with this transition.