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.

Bjӧrn Lyrvall on Addressing Global Challenges
Feb. 19, 2016

His Excellency Bjӧrn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, describes how Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) addresses global challenges such as food security, climate change, and gender equality in exciting and innovative ways.

Alessandro Flammini of the U.N. FAO on Energy–Agriculture Linkages
Feb. 19, 2016

Alessandro Flammini, Natural Resources Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), describes the linkages between energy and agriculture, and the possibility of all energy for food production coming from clean and sustainable sources.

Philipp Ackermann on Market-Based Renewable Energy Ideas
Feb. 19, 2016

Dr. Philipp Ackermann, Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, speaks on the promotion of renewable energy through partnerships like Powering Agriculture, allowing entrepreneurs to develop market-based solutions tailor-made for their communities.

Powering Agriculture MOOC—Sustainable Energy for Food
Feb. 19, 2016

Dr. Ryan Shelby of USAID and Frida Rodhe of SIDA describe how Powering Agriculture’s new, free Massive Open Online Course allows people at all levels of expertise and influence to understand and share information on the technologies, systems, and innovations at the nexus of energy and agriculture.

John Morton of OPIC on Multi-Agency Solutions
Feb. 19, 2016

John Morton of OPIC describes how the problems at the intersection of power and agriculture require more than a simple one-agency solution, and how the Powering Agriculture partners are bringing their best minds together to solve these problems and create the opportunity for seismic change.

Ann Mei Chang on the Transformative Nature of Unexpected Ideas
Feb. 19, 2016

Ann Mei Chang, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID, speaks about the transformative nature of unexpected ideas that come from partnerships between the public and private sectors.