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The winners of the 2nd Powering Agriculture Call for Innovation have been announced. The Founding Partners are pleased to announce the 13 innovators that will collectively receive nearly $13 million in funding under the PAEGC Second Global Call for Innovations. The award agreements for 2015 innovators are still under negotiation with USAID as the administrator of the awards.<br/>
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More than half of the [[:File:https://poweringag.org/innovators?year=59&stage=All&source=All&focus=All&product=All&location=All&=Apply|13 winners]]&nbsp;are institutions and companies from emerging and developing countries. With five projects in Kenya, three in Tanzania and two in Uganda, the focus of implementing will be in East Africa. Solar powered systems with almost 70% account for the major part of the winning projects.<br/>
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*'''Organizations in 9 countries:''' 39% Africa, 23% North America, 15% Asia, 15% Europe/Eurasia, 8% Latin America<br/>
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*Winners of the 1st Call 2013: The [http://poweringag.org/2013-winners 11 winners] of the call 2013 received approx. 1 Mio USD each for boosting their respective project at the interface of agriculture and energy.<br/>
 
 
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Finalists

The 2nd Powering Agriculture Call for Innovation has announced the finalists.

The call received 871 applications for its second Global Innovation Call. The Founding Partners are pleased to announce that 21 out of the 106 semifinalists have been selected to advance to the Stage 3: Innovator Evaluation Board (IEB) interviews.

The Founding Partners congratulate this dynamic and innovative group of organizations that are helping to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions that will enhance agricultural yields/productivity, decrease post-harvest loss, improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues, and/or increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses all while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries.

These finalists seek to implement groundbreaking technologies and business models within the energy/agriculture nexus for emerging markets and developing countries where many farmers and agribusinesses lack access to reliable, affordable and clean energy services.

Finalists - Countries of Implementation*

Countries of Implementation

Bangladesh: 3

Jordan: 1

Rwanda: 1

Cambodia: 1

Lebanon: 1

Somalia: 1

Ecuador: 1

Kenya: 10

Sudan: 1

Ethiopia: 3

Nepal: 4

Tanzania: 4

Ghana: 2

Nigeria: 2

Uganda: 2

Guatemala: 1

Pakistan: 1

Zambia: 1

India: 2

Papua New Guinea: 1


Indonesia: 1

Philippines: 1


* Some projects plan to implement in several countries.


Winners 2015

The winners of the 2nd Powering Agriculture Call for Innovation have been announced. The Founding Partners are pleased to announce the 13 innovators that will collectively receive nearly $13 million in funding under the PAEGC Second Global Call for Innovations. The award agreements for 2015 innovators are still under negotiation with USAID as the administrator of the awards.

More than half of the 13 winners are institutions and companies from emerging and developing countries. With five projects in Kenya, three in Tanzania and two in Uganda, the focus of implementing will be in East Africa. Solar powered systems with almost 70% account for the major part of the winning projects.

 Some Quick Facts about the 2015 Innovators

  • Organizations in 9 countries: 39% Africa, 23% North America, 15% Asia, 15% Europe/Eurasia, 8% Latin America
  • Clean energy type: 69% Solar, 15% Hybrid, 8% Biomass, 8% Waste
  • Agriculture value chain focus: 39% staple crops, 38% horticulture, 15% aquaculture, 8% dairy
  • Regions of implementation: 61% Africa, 17% Asia, 9% Middle East, 9% Oceania, 4% Latin America
  • Funding type requested: 62% applied under Funding Window 1 on the design of their clean energy solution, while 38% applied under Funding Window 2 to scale-up their clean energy solutions


Background

The international initiative Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge (PAEGC) – partners are USAID, SIDA, BMZ, OPIC and Duke Energy – has been tendering this call. PAEGC is seeking to fund innovative technologies and business models at the intersection of clean energy and agriculture in developing countries.


Objective of the Global Innovation Call

Against the backdrop of a growing world population and, hence, a rising demand for food, the call aims at supporting organizations and companies with innovative solutions at the interface of agriculture and energy in order to develop and promote energy smart solutions for a resource-efficient and sustainable food production. Applicants from a wide range of U.S. and non-U.S organizations and institutions are encouraged to respond including academic institutions, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, foundations, civic groups, and cooperatives.


Details of the Global Innovation Call

PAGEC’s second Global Innovation Call will issue individual awards ranging from $500,000 to $2,000,000 USD for Clean Energy Solutions that are

  1. at the early stages of research and design; and
  2. (at the later stage of product/business model development to assist with expansion to commercial scale and/or replication of successfully piloted solutions elsewhere.


Further Information

Verbal explanations or instructions given before the issuance of an Award will not be binding. Any information given to a prospective Applicant concerning this BAA will be furnished promptly to all other prospective Applicants as an amendment to the BAA, if that information is necessary in submitting proposals or if the lack of it would be prejudicial to any other prospective Applicant.


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