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event 24 Sep 2020

Nexus Blog // Linking Energy, Food Security, and Health Can Help Face COVID-19

This article by Olivier Dubois was originially published by the SDG Knowledge Hub, an online resource platform on Agenda 2030, managed by the…

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event 17 Oct 2018

Nexus in MENA // Joint FAO-GIZ Session on SPIS with Water-Energy-Food Nexus Focus at Cairo Water Week

By Nisreen Lahham. From 14-18 October 2018, under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of…

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event 09 Oct 2018

Getting Credit for Solar // Partnering up to launch finance for smallholder irrigation

By Samwel Tobiko of Juhudi Kilimo, and Genia Sokolova. In Kenya, 80 percent of the population derive their livelihoods from agriculture, yet the…

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event 04 Nov 2020

Nexus Blog // Sécurité alimentaire et autonomisation des femmes grâce à l'irrigation solaire au Niger

À trente kilomètres de la capitale du Niger, dans la région de Kollo récemment marquée par le terrorisme, un groupe de 200 femmes bénéficiera bientôt…

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event 03 Dec 2019

Nexus Virtual Forum // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

The event revealed how the WEF Nexus approach sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable usage of SPIS and how it can help to…

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event 18 Jul 2018

Getting Pumped // A Quest to Finance Solar Irrigation in Kenya

By Evgenia Sokolova. Solar pumping is a well established technology. However, financing solar irrigation can often be difficult, especially for small…

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event 17 Dec 2020

SPIS Toolbox App // Solar Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) Toolbox App launched

Powering Agriculture (PA) as well as the successor project Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) launched the new SPIS App based on the Toolbox which…

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event 20 Apr 2018

Solar-powered Irrigation Systems // The Benefits and Risks of Solar-powered Irrigation - A Global Overview

By Hans Hartung and Lucie Pluschke. This report takes stock of the experiences with SPIS around the world. What are the real costs and benefits of…

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event 27 Aug 2020

Publication // Water, Energy and Food Supply Security in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries—A Risk Perspective

by Mohammad Al-Saidi and Sally Saliba (2019). This paper proposes a view of the water, energy and food resource supply security based on the systems’…

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event 20 Sep 2019

SPIS Study // Impact of Solar Pumping Irrigation Systems in Tunisia

This case study analyzes the impact of solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS)on the groundwater use as well as its impact on a socio-economic level…

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event 29 Apr 2019

JRC Technical Report // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Interactions Assessment: Renewable Energy Sources to support Water Access and Quality in West Africa

By Kougias I., Szabó S., Scarlat N., Monforti F., Banja M., Bódis K., Moner-Girona M. Mitigating the big challenges of access to clean water, energy…

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event 08 Apr 2020

Publication // Capacity development for solar-powered irrigation

This is an abstract of an article that originally appeared in Rural21 (rural21.com), an international journal for rural development. The article…

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event 14 May 2018

Here Comes the Sun // Solar Technology for Agriculture

By Mia Signs. Solar energy technology is not new and has been used in a wide variety of ways, from providing energy through microgrids in remote…

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event 13 Jan 2021

Publication // Energy Use in Organic Food Systems

By Jodi Ziesemer. Based on existing research, this paper from the FAO considers the environmental efficiency of energy use in organic and non-organic…

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event 07 Jan 2020

Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // Benefits, Risks, Policy Options and Innovative Financing Models of SPIS

More than 40 experts from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Sudan and Yemen convened on the 8th and 9th December in Cairo for the regional dialogue “Solar…

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