United Nations University - Institute for Natural Resources in Africa

This project aims to improve the productivity and income of rural smallholder farmers through low-cost clean-energy powered technology solutions and enhanced prospects for clean power innovations.

The United Nations University’s Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU INRA) will support clean agricultural technology that focuses on solutions that replace human labour on farms to save time, reduce drudgery and enhance the economic opportunity and well-being of women and youth.

The project will generate evidence to support and promote gender-sensitive policy frameworks that recognise these clean energy solutions and that provide the necessary incentives for their adoption at scale. As innovators of clean energy agricultural technology and private mini-grid companies increasingly engage youth and women, leveraging their potential to improve agricultural productivity through this initiative will deepen evidence and inform action that supports women and youth to play a leading role in clean energy transitions.