Program Documents

  • Annual Report FY 2018
  • Annual Report FY 2017
  • Annual Report FY 2016
  • Mid-Term Program-Level Evaluation and Innovators' Assessment
  • Annual Report FY 2015
  • Innovators Book
  • Powering Agriculture Fact Sheet

Gender Guidance

Publications & Research

GIZ | Kenya: Energy Efficiency in the tea sector

While tea production is an important part of Kenya’s economy, the industry is responsible for high electricity and thermal energy consumption. Watch the video to learn more about Kenya’s climate protection efforts in the tea sector.

GIZ | FAO | Launch of new Study “Measuring Impacts and Enabling Investments in Energy-Smart Agrifood Chains”

This new study aims to measure impacts and enable investments in energy-smart agrifood chains by identifying the main barriers impeding the full deployment of clean energy technologies in four case study countries and recommending possible solutions to overcome them. 

USAID | Clean Energy for Productive Use in Post-Harvest Value Chains: An Integrated Literature Review with Field Work for the Kenya and Senegal Dairy Sectors

Nov. 2018—This report highlights key findings conducted on the USAID-funded Energy Opportunities for Agricultural Systems and Food Security Project (E4AS Project), which expands and focuses information on how clean energy and energy efficiency can strengthen post-harvest agricultural value chains and reduce loss in targeted countries in Sub Saharan Africa, while also contributing to low emission development strategies.

Sep. 24, 2018—Focusing on three food chains, this report examines how clean energy solutions perform, discusses their suitability for specific contexts, points out the conditions necessary for their implementation, and suggests policies that should be in place in order to encourage sustainable investment.

Apr. 1, 2018—This policy brief summarizes the policy recommendations stemming from the FAO "Investing in Sustainable Energy Technologies for the Agrifood Sector" (INVESTA) project. Here the focus is on how to foster investment and adoption of biogas digesters for power generation and solar milk coolers in Tunisia.

Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments | USAID | Increasing Productivity Through Irrigation: Problems and Solutions Implemented in Africa and Asia

Feb. 22, 2017—This paper presents three major interconnected problems inhibiting the spread of irrigation in Asia and Africa: lack of access to water, lack of access to energy, and lack of access to finance.

Education & Tools

GIZ | Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

The Toolbox on SPIS gives advisors, service providers and solar irrigation practitioners the tools they need to give broad, hands-on guidance to irrigation end-users, policy-makers and financiers. The Toolbox includes user-friendly calculations sheets, checklists and guidelines. A Spanish version is also available.

GIZ | TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences | Sustainable Energy for Food MOOC

Powering Agriculture’s free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. This 8-week course introduced challenges and solutions for sustainable energy use in the agriculture and food industry.

GIZ | TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences | Sustainable Energy for Food MOOC Reader

Powering Agriculture releases reader about sustainable energy solutions in agriculture from its Sustainable Energy for Food MOOC held in 2016.

CGIAR | Climate-Smart Agriculture 101

Developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) for the World Bank in collaboration with a range of other partners and institutions.

Sida | Gender Tool Box

Sida’s Gender Tool Box provides knowledge, tools and inspiration on how to operationalize gender equality in development. Updated regularly to reflect a dynamic development context, the Tool Box includes Tools, Briefs and Thematic Overviews.