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Energy Globe Award

With more than 178 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Niger 2017

Submitted by: MAMAN KANE

This program is designed to allow farmers to remotely monitor their crops irrigation levels. This allows the user to make changes based on the weather and the same on travel cost (such as petrol consumption in trucks) by not needing to travel to the farm to make manual changes.

Initial situation
The use of irrigation systems has the potential to double vegetable crops compared to weather dependent farming types. The country’s farming population has difficulty accessing more modern irrigation systems due to the high cost and the low literacy level.

Provide energy efficient systems to power the irrigation system so that farmers can access low cost irrigation which does not adversely affect their fragile climate.

The systems utilize solar energy to power the pumps which also assists the country with their international commitments to reducing carbon emissions. This is particularly true of Niger as their locale bares a significant fragility brought on by the threat of climate change.

Involved partners
Tech-Innov, Orange GSM, Luxemburg Development Agency, The Nigerian Agricultural Bank

Capital: Niamey
Official language: French
Total area: 1.267.000 km²
Population: 15.730.754
GDP/Capita/Year: $417
Source: Wikipedia 2012