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How Can Energy Access Practitioners Energise Regenerative Agriculture Settings?

This report uses five diverse case studies of crop value chains in Kenya.

Productive use appliances powered by renewable technologies have direct impacts on user resilience. The type of agricultural system a farmer is embedded in plays a significant role in influencing the farmer’s resilience and adaptation capacity and by virtue of that, has an indirect impact on the resilience that the farmer can gain by using solar appliances.

Energy access practitioners designing interventions aimed at introducing solar technologies to farming systems need to remain mindful of the interlinkages between farming systems, solar appliance access and farmer resilience. The report also considers the many co-benefits of regenerative agriculture when compared to conventional agriculture in the light of alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and raises the question of whether energy access practitioners should consider embedding themselves in regenerative agricultural contexts.

This report uses five diverse case studies of crop value chains in Kenya to help document how energy access for farmers can be aligned with efforts aimed at transitioning farming systems to regenerative agriculture.