The LEAP-RE project RE4AFAGRI (Renewable Energy for African Agriculture: Integrating Modelling Excellence and Robust Business Models) recently published a peer-reviewed publication in the Energy Strategy Reviews journal.
The publication “A renewable energy-centred research agenda for planning and financing Nexus development objectives in rural sub-Saharan Africa“, lays out a research agenda that promotes the integration of multi-scale modelling excellence along the climate-water-renewable energy-agriculture-development Nexus.
Authors Giacomo Falchetta, Adedoyin Adeleke, Mohammed Awais, Edward Byers, Philippe Copinschi, Sam Duby, Alison Hughes, Gregory Ireland, Keywan Riahi, Simon Rukera-Tabaro, Francesco Semeria, Diana Shendrikova, Nicolò Stevanato, André Troost, Marta Tuninetti, Adriano Vinca, Ackim Zulu, and Manfred Hafner highlight the importance of the creation of robust business models for private companies that can sustainably support private smallholder farmers of sub-saharan African in their effort to eradicate poverty and inequality.
The proposed agenda is a cornerstone of ongoing activities within the RE4AFAGRI project. In proposing the agenda, authors highlight the importance of integrating energy access into the Nexus framework from both research and investment perspectives.