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.


United States Agency for International Development (USAID),\\r\\nSwedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA),\\r\\nGerman Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),\\r\\nDuke Energy,\\r\\nOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Deliverable Date
New clean energy technologies for agriculture developement 2016
Access to financing for clean energy for agriculture increased 2015
Use of clean energy by farms and agribusinesses increased 2016

Action Network
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Dr. Ryan Shelby , Senior Energy Engineering Advisor, rshelby@usaid.gov

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