Workshop Report: Energy and agriculture for smart villages in India

Energy and agriculture for smart villages in India

Date: September 2016
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Related Event: Energy and agriculture in Smart Villages in India

This report summarises the presentations and discussion at a workshop held at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Telangana, India from 21 to 23 September 2016. The workshop organised jointly by the Smart Villages Initiative and ICRISAT focused on energy for agriculture in smart villages and its potential to catalyse productive enterprises that add value to agri-business and the food chain and open new opportunities for food security, employment, education, and the engagement of women and girls in new enterprises.

The report consists of a summary of the main findings, plenary presentations, group discussions, main findings, and Annexes 1, 2, and 3 of the press conference, workshop programme and list of attendees, respectively. Copies of the presentations at the workshop are available, together with this workshop report and accompanying policy brief, on the Smart Villages website: www.e4sv.org.