Status of initiative: N/a
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


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)
Access to financing for clean energy for agriculture increased
Use of clean energy by farms and agribusinesses increased
New clean energy technologies for agriculture developement
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 7
Goal 8
Goal 9
Goal 13
Goal 17
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: USA, Worldwide
Date of completion: 12/2019
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Dr. Ryan Shelby ,

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