At the Nov. 20, 2015 Powering Agriculture Innovator Showcase in Washington, D.C., the 2015 Innovator Cohort was introduced to the world. Hear what the Founding Partners, Innovators and guest speakers had to say about Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.
In developing countries, three out of four people living in poverty have incomes tied to agriculture. Powering Agriculture is finding clean energy solutions to help them. Hear some of the voices of Powering Agriculture from Kenya, where only five percent of farmers have electricity.
Millions of farmers in developing countries have no, or poor quality, grid power, limiting the productivity needed to feed growing populations and farmers out of poverty. To address these barriers to development, the Founding Partners have created Powering Agriculture.
Low-income farmers are shown the new and affordable water pumps by KickStart International. Some of the pumps are specially designed to help first-time farmers getting into the venture.
The Biogas Milk Chiller by SimGas enables off-grid dairy farmers to store, deliver, and sell the highest possible quality and quantity of milk. Milk is kept cool overnight until it is delivered/sold the next day. This decreases milk spoilage and increases income potential for dairy farmers.
Over 80% of the land in Kenya is not suitable for rain-fed agriculture, yet only 3% of Kenyans actually irrigate. The divide between how many farmers are irrigating and how many farmers need to irrigate to become productive is where SunCulture steps in. Samir Ibrahim explains how.
See how SolarNow, Futurepump's Tier 1 distributor in Uganda, is helping Futurepump transform lives by bringing power, and access to water, to homes and smallholder farms.
Futurepump's Distributor Tour has begun! They'll be featuring a different distributor, in a different country, every month for the rest of 2018. Follow along to see which country they're visiting each month.
The University of Hohenheim/Germany has been pilot testing a solar milk cooling system that can be operated independently, offering an off-grid solution for remote areas in western Kenya. The system uses solar energy for cooling milk in Kenya and Tunisia.
Claro Energy's pay-per-use irrigation service is an affordable, convenient source of on-demand irrigation that will enable farmers to irrigate more land, increase production during the summer, and to invest their resources in more efficient technologies, all while decreasing greenhouse gas emission.
Janet is a proud SimGas customer and sales supervisor since 2014. She tells us about how easy it is to cook on biogas. Everyone can cook with biogas!
Take a look at how access to electricity is transforming education in Les Anglais, Haiti. EarthSpark's important work is giving kids a chance at a more secure future.