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event 20 Mar 2020

Fact sheet // Decentralized Renewables: Boosting Agriculture and Improving Nutrition

This fact sheet shows up ways, solutions and examples how decentralized use of renewable energy sources can enhance food security.

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News
event 25 Jun 2021

Vacancy // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Specialist at FAO in Barbados

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations is searching for a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Specialist at the Sub-regional Office for the…

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event 09 May 2018

Video // Solar-powered Irrigation Pumps Hold Promise to Boost Productivity for Poor Indian Farmers

By IFPRI. Solar panels provide a cleaner, cheaper energy source for pumping groundwater than traditional diesel-based pumps, but implementing them…

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Resource
event 18 Jul 2018

Return on Investment Case Study // Accelerating Solar Water Pump Sales in Kenya

This Return on Investment case study by Winrock International shows an increase in gross profits of up to 186% within one to two crop seasons after…

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event 11 Jan 2019

Nexus Blog // Solar Fields of Green: Researchers Find Symbiosis at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

By Andrew Burger. Researchers around the world are discovering a variety of benefits resulting from installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy…

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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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News
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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News
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 21 Jul 2021

News // Mapping tool helps private sector identify high-potential locations for solar irrigation pumps

By Mansoor Leh. As climate change threatens to exacerbate water scarcity and food insecurity in many parts of Africa, solar water pumps combined with…

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Resource
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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Resource
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 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 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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