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Big day for bioenergy in Africa, research and toolkits

NIRAS-LTS, Aston University, Aiguasol and E4tech came together to develop a series of technical reports, policy briefs, techno-economic toolkits and databases to assist investors, developers and policymakers to advance bioenergy development in Africa
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Solar hybrid power is just the cup of tea for Zimbabwe farm

A tea farm in Zimbabwe is home to a 4.6MWp, 3MVA, 1,440kWh solar hybrid system implemented by Blockpower, which recently completed the second phase of the project with the third phase well underway.
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Electricity trade, agriculture attract development bank grants

Development banks have identified electricity trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti and the agricultural market as key economic drivers with the AfDB signing $118 million in grant agreements.
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Competition: IEEE smart village next-gen student paper 2021

High school, undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to send their smart village papers on the topic of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Africa - Technology, Applications, Benefits and Challenges. Deadline 23 July 2021.

Agricultural value chains in Mozambique to receive €990,000 grant

The African Development Bank, with financing from the Italian Technical Cooperation Fund, has provided a €990,000 grant to help smaller agro-processing enterprises boost production and quality control in Mozambique.

World Bank approves $40 million to support key reforms in Liberia

The World Bank Group has approved the second in a series of three single-tranche Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operations (IGDPO) to support and enable inclusive growth, development and reforms in Liberia.
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ITFC approves $250 million to support economic sectors in The Gambia

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group has signed a new five-year framework agreement that aims at boosting trade development across The Gambia’s agriculture, energy, healthcare, and private sectors.

Climate charity shares thoughts on boosting conservation for WED

On World Environment Day (June 5 2021), climate experts warn sustainable incomes for rural communities are key to protecting the planet.

Hydropower: “It’s plug and play”

“It was half a megawatt, the first containerised hydropower plant in Africa, and it’s running well. We’ve just been thrilled about the many lessons we learned with the first project,” states Dan Klinck giving an update on EAP's Rubagabaga hydro project.
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Nigeria: Where solar power meets agricultural markets

The agribusiness sector is constantly innovating, constantly doing things that will improve it, make it better, and solar drying systems are just the beginning states Habiba Ali from Sosai in Nigeria.