PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE SDGs
Global registry of voluntary commitments & multi-stakeholder partnerships
#SDGAction949
Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development
Description/achievement of initiative

The Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development initiative seeks to identify and support new and sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for increasing agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries.

Implementation methodologies

The Founding Partners of Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development have committed resources to finance grants, technical assistance, market partnership facilitation, and guarantees to support the increased use of clean energy technology throughout the energy-ag-water-food nexus.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Duke Energy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Updates to initiatives
Goal 7
Goal 8
Goal 9
Goal 13
Goal 17
2015
Access to financing for clean energy for agriculture increased
2016
Use of clean energy by farms and agribusinesses increased
2016
New clean energy technologies for agriculture developement
Financing (in USD)
USD

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
Basic information
Time-frame: 11/12 - 12/2019
Partners
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Duke Energy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Countries
Contact information
Dr. Ryan Shelby , Senior Energy Engineering Advisor, rshelby@usaid.gov
United Nations