October 15, 2020
Power for All
Agriculture, Decentralized Renewables
Fact Sheet: Productive uses of energy
In Uganda, research shows that electrifying agricultural activities can bring additional income for smallholder farmers. However, agro-processing activities are yet to be integrated into distributed renewable energy systems’ load due to various technical and commercial constraints.
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Electrifying agricultural activities can bring additional income for smallholder farmers while generating multiplier employment effects in the downstream stages of the agrifood system.
The rapid expansion of DRE electrification in Uganda brings its agricultural sectors into the spotlight as the next frontier of energy access.
Promising applications that can be economically viable for smallholder farmers include solar irrigation and milk chilling.
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