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Powering Agriculture

2012 -

Implementing agencies

African partners
Private sector

Names of African partners involved

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Duke Energy, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda

Renewables, Electricity, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
Powering Agriculture utilizes a cross sectoral nexus approach to concurrently focus on the energy and agricultural sectors while providing technical, business acceleration, financing and policy support to its innovators and other stakeholders.

Main activities
Providing small grants ($500,000–$2,000,000) to entities to design, pilot and deploy clean energy solutions to different points along the agricultural production cycle Leveraging funds for a global financing facility to provide guarantees to encourage private sector equity and debt investments within the clean energy/ agriculture space Identifying and supporting clean energy solutions that can be brought to commercial scale, and integrated within regional/ national agriculture production and food security programs.



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