Fact Sheet: Rural agribusiness opportunities

Productive use of energy solutions leveraging decentralized renewable energy show promising potential for smallholder farmers to increase yield, however, DREs require different deployment strategies. India’s solar water pump experience provides valuable insights for other emerging technologies.

DRE-powered agricultural applications such as solar irrigation, solar salt farming, solar cold storage, solar drying and solar incubation can save costs, reduce loss, and increaseyield for farmers.

Deployment strategies of various DRE-powered agricultural technologies can learn fromIndia’s experience promoting SWPs