Women Excel As Farm Business Advisors
Feb. 27, 2015

The coffee rust epidemic of 2012 devastated the livelihoods of farmers in La Paz, Honduras. iDE taught these farmers how to install and use low-pressure drip irrigation to grow vegetables year-round. Many are now successful entrepreneurs, and they and their families are eating better.

Smallholder Oil Palm Processing in Benin, 2014
Feb. 8, 2015

Roland Vign is an Oil Palm producer and an early adopter of the Village Industrial Power (VIP) biomass-powered mini-grid technology. Here Roland explains the benefits the VIP has provided to his community.

Carl Bielenberg Presents the Village Industrial Power (VIP) Plant
Nov. 12, 2014

In rural areas of Benin and Tanzania, access to modern energy services is extremely limited. Village Industrial Power (VIP) Plants are mini-grid systems powered through the combustion of biomass waste produced at local agricultural processing facilities.

William Kisaalita on Winning a 2013 Powering Agriculture Award
Jun. 26, 2014

William Kisaalita of the University of Georgia Research Foundation discusses their refrigeration unit powered on biogas extracted from cow manure. Reusable zeolite plates capture water vapor from the evaporative milk chilling process.

Brian Jensen of SunDanzer on Winning a 2013 Powering Agriculture Award
Jun. 26, 2014

Brian Jensen of SunDanzer discusses their portable solar chest refrigerator that utilizes photovoltaic power to freeze phase-change material, keeping collected milk cold in sterilized aluminum milk containers until Kenyan dairy farmers transport their product to processing facilities.