25 July 2018. This Africa AFOLU Community of Practice (CoP) session focused on approaches to link small-scale energy and agriculture in the Africa region. The session began with an overview of approaches and then dive into the use of solar pumps for irrigation at the global level and in Mozambique and use of rice husk briquettes for cooking fuel in Cote D’Ivoire.
The session concluded with a discussion across CoP participants including experiences and lessons from other countries and ideas for further support and engagement on this topic.
- Alain Kouadio – Environmental Economist, Director of Green Economy and Social Responsibility, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Cote D’Ivoire
- Prof. Almeida A. Sitoe – Professor, Silviculture and Ecology of Tropical Forests, Center for Agriculture and Natural Resource Studies (CEAGRE) and Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
- Jennifer Holthaus – Senior Program Officer, Winrock International, LEDS Global Partnership AFOLU Working Group Winrock International
- Bikash Pandey – Director of Clean Energy for the Clean Energy, Environment and Water group, Winrock International, LEDS Global Partnership AFOLU Working Group