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Agriculture is the backbone of the African economy and in recent times, more youth in Africa are using innovations to boost the agricultural supply chain in Africa, although there are existing challenges facing many young farmers across the continenet. Recently, one the common and famous plantations you find across West Africa is Palm. The palm tree serves several purposes and its farming and trading, has grown rapidly in other parts of the world including Malaysia. In Ghana, the palm tree farming and trading is being practiced by many farmers on a small scale and few on large scale.
30 smallholder farmers from Kiambu, Meru, Machakos and Makueni counties today, set off from Thika on a 4-day resilience journey that will see them engage county leaders and Kenyans on the ideal agricultural system that they envision for Kenya and the continent, exhibit produce, share knowledge and share seeds to their counterparts. The farmers will make stops in Machakos, Makueni and Nairobi counties with a clear message ahead of World Food Day:
Kenya’s renewable energy sector is on the cusp of big things. With a Government committed to a 5000Mw plan by 2017; an established feed-in-tariff; and an increasing demand for electricity as industrialisation continues at pace, the conditions are set for geothermal, wind and solar power to take off in a big way.
As one of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change participating member states, South Africa has made international commitments to both sustainable development and climate change
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) (DBSA.org) has financed 21 renewable energy projects since the launch of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPP). This was revealed at the annual SA Gas Options conference in Cape Town and follows the announcement of South Africa’s Gas to Power Project Information Memorandum (PIM). Ms Lucy Chege, General Manager for Energy Financing at the DBSA, said “The DBSA’s achievements in the renewable energy space confirms our role as an instrumental partner in developing integrated solutions for and on behalf of the Department of Energy’s IPP office and National Treasury.”
The British High Commission, in conjunction with Barclays Bank of Kenya, yesterday held an event in Nairobi bringing together leading players in the local renewable energy sector with investors from the United Kingdom.
STEG-IS returns as platinum sponsor for iPAD Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum in Kigali in November
“STEG-IS has performed a significant ER project in Rwanda”
Just Four Days Left to Apply for Securing Water for Food’s 4th Global Call for Innovations
Kenya Industrial Water Alliance brings partners together to create a water-smart future
Danvest and Pon Power are launching a second-to-none, low-load Compact series for solar–diesel hybrid power plants. This Compact series offers power producers a complete, cost-effective solution that automatically integrates photovoltaic systems with diesel power. The Compact series includes Danvest’s unique, low-load and reverse-power operation and fast-response capabilities. Direct annual fuel savings are typically between 30 and 40%.
Uganda scored a double victory at the East African Power Industry Awards with the country not only winning the Special Recognition Award for outstanding leadership in the sector, but also scooping up the Award for Excellence in Power Transmission or Distribution for the second year in a row. Taking place during the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi this week, the East African Power Industry Awards gathered some 180 power professionals from the region at a glamorous gala dinner on Wednesday and recognised individuals, companies and projects based on the excellent work they have been doing in the power sector during 2015/2016.
Three years after the launch of Power Africa, the United States is on track to fulfill its initial $7 billion commitment over five years
Obama’s administration rolled out the Power Africa Initiative which is delivered through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aimed at helping reach out to Africa in terms of Energy accessibility. With so many projects under the initiative, USAID will be adding more as it has pledged to support the Ghana Government to develop a comprehensive power sector master plan through the IRRP project. Ghana, the beneficiary country is ranked among Africa’s top energy planning country but the country has been facing power deficits in recent decade and thus, affecting the economic status of the country.
Intersolar Middle East exhibition, conference and Global solar Leaders’ Summit will be held in Dubai from 19th to 21st September this year in Dubai World Trade Centre, NEW Za’abeel Hall 6. The exhibition, conference and summit will bring together stakeholders and businesses within the solar sector to partake in several activities and workshops towards expanding solar within the Middle East and North Africa region – thus connecting solar business. Ahead of the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit and the Intersolar Middle East, Graeme Sharp – Head of Smart Energy Advisory, DNV GL shared his views on energy storage in regards to the solar sector with African Business Magazine and UAEBusiness.com.
In the last ten years, the installed global solar energy capacity has multiplied nearly 50 times. The cost of purchasing and installing a solar panel has decreased by 80 percent in five years and is still falling. The comparable cost of electricity generation has made solar energy the cheapest energy source today, from being the most expensive only six years ago. This is truly a green revolution.
Energy ministers from UAE, Jordan, Egypt confirmed as speakers
Morocco government is expecting to have about six hundred mosques undergo change to become ‘green’ by the year 2019 through solar energy installations and other green renovations. The idea which was generated by the Moroccan government as part of a national intended awareness creation programme targeted at quickening the country’s steps towards clean energy. The said six hundred mosques will see renovations and the introduction of LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed. More interesting, about hundred mosques (located in the cities like Marrakech and Casablanca) are expected to go green by the end of 2016 while the project further towards less populated areas.