A Futurepump customer since August 2016, Bowa Marita uses the SF1 solar pump with 5 sprinklers to irrigate his greenhouse.
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.
Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Director/Commissioner of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development's "One World – No Hunger" initiative delivers his opening remarks to the 2016 Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
Watch this video to learn how irrigation can help African farmers increase their yields up to 300%.
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.
Alisher Mirzabaev, Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, elaborates on policies and regulations for the Energy-Agriculture Nexus.
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.