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SWITCH Africa Green: Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production (SECP) in Agriculture and Integrated Waste Management: Research and Training

Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production (SECP) is a programme designed and implemented by REEEP. The programme focuses on supporting African countries in the transition to an Inclusive Green Economy, through the application of Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns and practices. For the implementation of the project in South-Africa, REEEP partnered with SANEDI, in order to assist the local business communities and entrepreneurs in the agricultural and waste management sectors to implement Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices within their respective industries. The beneficiaries of the programme include intermediary business organisations, and national and local government spheres.

Need Assessment Study of the South Asia Region

The South Asian region is evolving and growing at an exponential rate in terms of development and economic growth. Hence, it is placed critically in terms of matching the needs of the rising population as well as stabilizing and developing its economy. Agriculture, transport, and building sectors are the three sectors in the South Asian region which play a significant role in the economic development of the region. At the same time, these three sectors are also highly energy intensive. Therefore, it becomes critical to identify the energy requirements and suffice them through various clean energy alternatives, supported by innovative business models. 

REEEP Kenya Ventures Announced as Powering Agriculture Innovators

REEEP is proud to announce that two ventures from its Powering Agrifood Value Chains 2015 Portfolio have been announced as 2015 Innovators of the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC). Sunculture and Futurepump, providers of solar-powered irrigation systems to medium and smallholder farmers, respectively, 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."

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