Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development
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.


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

Action Network
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
, Energy Policy Specialist, jhaeni@usaid.gov

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