Khalid Duri of African Bamboo Featured on TV2 Africa
Jun. 30, 2016

Khalid Duri, General Manager of Powering Agriculture Innovator African Bamboo, was featured in a news story produced by TV2 Africa. The story highlights the potential market for Ethiopian bamboo. African Bamboo is developing an innovative manufacturing process to turn Ethiopia’s plentiful bamboo into flooring.

Solar and Wind Energy Help Farmers, Small Households
Jun. 9, 2016

Sustainably harvesting solar and wind energy used to require a large initial investment. Falling equipment prices means increased accessibility to new technologies, so energy can now be generated on a small budget. Homeowners in India and farmers in Africa are seeing the benefits.

Solar Powered Agro-Processing Machines
Jun. 4, 2016

VIA and their partner, Project Support Services, demonstrate some of the solar powered agricultural machines that they have developed. All the machines are plug-and-play, powered by 24V DC motors. Future efforts will include water pumps and power distribution kits for village-scale nano-grids.

Promethean Power
Apr. 29, 2016

Promethean Power Systems designs and manufactures refrigeration systems for cold-storage applications in off-grid and partially electrified areas of developing countries. Their products enable food suppliers to reliably store and preserve perishable food items without the need for generators.

MOOC Week 8: Summary
Mar. 21, 2016

In this last video of the PoweringAg MOOC, Professor Ramchandra Bhandari summarizes the previous weeks. Have a look and see what you have learned in the past two months!

MOOC Week 7: Business Models
Mar. 14, 2016

In this week’s video Professor Ramchandra Bhandari, TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, builds on the previous economic lessons to introduce you to business models for clean energy projects for agriculture. Learn about the theory as well as about real-life examples in this video!

MOOC Week 6: Energy and Agriculture on the Micro Level
Mar. 7, 2016

Stefania Bracco, expert in Energy-Smart Agri-Food Chains working for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), introduces you to the importance of different scales of agri-food enterprises and presents tools for techno-economic analysis of energy projects for agriculture.

MOOC Week 5: Policies and Regulations
Feb. 28, 2016

Alisher Mirzabaev, Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, elaborates on policies and regulations for the Energy-Agriculture Nexus.

MOOC Week 4: Energy Efficiency in the Energy-Agriculture Nexus
Feb. 22, 2016

Prof. Bhandari, TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, introduces the concepts of energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. Take a closer look at life cycle assessments and learn how energy auditing can make agricultural processes more energy efficient and more sustainable.