Powering Agriculture Founding Partner GIZ, in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, produced foundational studies that present approaches to integrating clean energy technologies in agricultural value chains.

  1. Inputs
    • Seed
    • Irrigation / pumping
    • Livestock feed
    • Fertilizer
  2. Production
    • On-farm mechanization
    • Reduction in human labor requirements
    • Increased operational efficiencies
  3. Local Transport / Collection
    • Farm to collection center
    • Collection center to processing facility / market
  4. Storage & Handling
    • Cold storage
    • Moisture control
    • Mechanized sorting / packaging
  5. Value-Added Processing
    • Drying
    • Grinding
    • Milling
    • etc.
  6. Transport & Logistics
    • Warehouse
    • Road, rail and maritime transport
  7. Marketing & Distribution
    • Packaging
    • Retail (supermarkets)
    • Refrigeration
  8. End-User
    • Cooking
    • Transport
    • Household appliances
Energy in the Agricultural Value Chain
  • Study

    Measuring Impacts and Enabling Investments in Energy-Smart Agrifood Chains

    This new study measures impacts and enables investments in energy-smart agrifood chains by identifying the main barriers impeding the full deployment of clean energy technologies in four case study countries. (PDF 10MB) Read the study

  • Report

    Costs and Benefits of Clean Energy Technologies in the Milk, Vegetable, and Rice Value Chains

    This report analyzes the costs and benefits of several renewable technologies that could supplement or replace fossil fuel use, and their potential to increase profits and contribute to gender equality. (PDF 13MB) Read the report

  • Study

    Opportunities For Agrifood Chains To Become Energy-Smart

    This study provides data on the energy requirements, and possible clean energy solutions, along three agricultural value chains to support the design of a development framework that increases productivity. (PDF 8MB) Read the study