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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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, 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.