Our world is continually coming up with new ways to use its resources and technological advancements to use them more efficiently. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are still people in the world incapable of creating enough food for their families and communities to thrive or sometimes even survive. Helping developing and low-income nations step into modern times has been a constant challenge for decades, and expanding access to clean energy is a key component of global development efforts. But, how are we going to do this? This motion graphic created by Powering Agriculture, an initiative of the United States Agency of International Development (USAID), looks at how clean energy technology can be the answer.
Agriculture remains the most prominent source of livelihood for households in developing countries, with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimating that countries need to produce 70% more food on the same amount of land in order to feed their continually growing population. When communities have reliable energy providers, they are given their best chance of thriving. As population expands, farms and agribusiness will need to produce, process, and transport an increasing amount of food.
Identifying means in which clean energy technology can be used to intensify agricultural production will be crucial in meeting this demand. Powering Agriculture Energy is using the Grand Challenge for Development to get people to become a part of the discussion to share their ideas and innovations.
Check out the motion graphic below for more information.