Solar Energy Can Revolutionize Agriculture and Boost Food Security

60% of the land in Sub-Saharan Africa is suitable for farming, but only 6% is currently being irrigated. This means that two billion acres of farmland are weather-dependent, and that farmers' livelihoods in these areas are limited. The good news is that there are tremendous opportunities to expand the area under irrigation, which has the potential to lead to huge increases in food production. Powering Agriculture innovators Futurepump and SunCulture are part of this expansion, and are already seeing success.

About Powering Agriculture

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.