Video Lectures

Videos Week 1 - Introduction

Introduction to the MOOC

Ramchandra Bhandari, Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, presents the contents and structure of the PoweringAg MOOC.


Introduction to the Energy-Agriculture Nexus by the “Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development” Partners

The Partners of the “Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development” (PAEGC) initiative provide an introduction to the Energy-Agriculture Nexus and present their approach to tackling the challenge of making energy for food more sustainable.

Videos Week 2 - Renewable Energy Technology Overview

Ramchandra Bhandari, Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, provides and overview of Renewable Energy resources and Technology.


Expert Interview with Katie Kennedy Freeman, Global Food and Agriculture Global Practice (GFADR), World Bank

Videos Week 3 - Bioenergy Resources and Technologies

Miguel Franco, Senior Environmental Specialist and Senior Bioenergy Specialist, provides
an overview on bioenergy resources and technologies.

Videos Week 4 - Energy Efficiency in the Energy-Agriculture Nexus

Prof. Bhandari, Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, introduces the concepts of energy efficiency and sustainable energy use.

Videos Week 5 - Policies and Regulations for the Energy-Agriculture Nexus

Alisher Mirzabaev, Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, elaborates on policies and regulations for the Energy-Agriculture Nexus.

Videos Week 6 - Tools for Techno-Economic Analysis of Energy Projects for Agriculture

Stefania Bracco, expert in Energy-Smart Agri-Food Chains working for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), presents tools for techno-economic analysis of energy projects for agriculture.

Videos Week 7 - Business Models for Clean Energy Projects for Agriculture

Professor Ramchandra Bhandari, Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, builds on the previous economic lessons to introduce business models for clean energy projects for agriculture.

Videos Week 8 - Summary

Professor Ramchandra Bhandari, Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, summarizes the previous weeks.

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