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.
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.
Jehiel Oliver of Hello Tractor describes why public-private partnerships like Powering Agriculture are critical for driving innovation in developing economies—bringing access to sustainable energy sources, mechanization, fertilizers, and other critical inputs to farmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this week's lecture, Miguel Franco, Senior Environmental Specialist for Powering Agriculture Support Task Order, provides an overview of bioenergy resources and technologies, an introduction to biogas, and the use of biogas technologies in the agricultural value chain.
Ariya Capital Group discusses their plan to provide cost-effective, low-risk renewable energy generation and energy efficiency services to local flower and horticulture farms in Kenya. This project has been selected for a 2015 Powering Agriculture Award.
Claro Energy discusses their plans to launch a low-cost on-demand pay-as-you-go irrigation service in India using solar trolley systems to cut irrigation costs in half. This project has been selected for a 2015 Powering Agriculture Award.
Futurepump discusses how the Sunflower Pump will support a growing solar irrigation business in Kenya. This project has been selected for a 2015 Powering Agriculture Award.
Husk Power Systems discusses their hybrid solution using biomass and solar PV to provide a clean energy intervention in the food belts of Nigeria and Ghana. This project has been selected for a 2015 Powering Agriculture Award.