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Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Topic: Energy
  • Keywords: international aid, finance, technology
  • Location: USA, Worldwide
  • Date of completion: 2014
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development

Partner(s)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Duke Energy
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
African Development Bank (AfDB)

Although not yet specified, it is possible additional partners may provide support to the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge for Development.

Open to additional partners.

Description/achievement of initiative

The Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge provides financial and technical assistance to innovators worldwide to promote clean energy solutions within developing countries' agriculture sectors.

Implementation methodologies

The approaches to achieve the goal set by the commitments are Through ‘Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development', partners have committed resources to finance grants, technical assistance, and guarantees to support the increased use of clean energy technology in developing countries' agriculture sectors. These resources support commitments to promote the development of clean energy technology for farmers and agribusinesses, and to increase access to financial services to help clean energy enterprises grow.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Use of clean energy by farms and agribusinesses increased 2014
Access to financing for clean energy for agriculture increased 2014
New clean energy technologies for agriculture developement 2014
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