Green Powered Technology Awarded the USAID Energy Opportunities for Agriculture Systems and Food Security Contract

Posted on October 5, 2017 · Posted in Announcements, Projects

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Green Powered Technology (GPTech) a contract to identify key energy challenges and opportunities in post-harvest agriculture systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The need for reliable distribution, storage, and processing of food is increasing with urban population growth across SSA, resulting in the creation of new energy markets within food systems.  Our GPTech team will work with our partner ACDI/VOCA in up to eight Global Food Security Strategies (GFSS) countries in SSA to identify opportunities that promote access, efficiency and reliability of energy in the processes that bridge rural agriculture production and urban food demand.  We will build on the existing knowledge of energy use and needs in agriculture value chains to identify opportunities in post-harvest agriculture systems, with a focus energy efficiency and renewable energy.  This project will help further the integration of  low-carbon energy opportunities into policy, partnerships, and planning.

 GPTech’s President and CEO, Phillip Green, stated, “We  at GPTech recognize the central role that energy access and clean energy can play in helping to address a variety of cross-sector development needs.  We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with USAID support the important nexus between energy, agriculture, and food security in Africa. We are also very  fortunate to be able to work with our esteemed partner ACDI/VOCA on this important initiative and look forward to contributing to USAID’s objectives in Africa.”

For further information on the project, please contact Hoai B. Huynh,, Vice President for Emerging Markets.