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Promotion of resource efficiency projects: Sustainable Energy for Poverty Reduction, Issue 2, 2007

The second edition of the WISIONS publication ‘Sustainble Energy for Poverty Reduction’ describes a range of projects that contribute to this end. One is the community-based adaptation project Solar Pintadas.

The aim of this project is to support rural development and entrepreneurship by increasing agricultural production through an efficient irrigation system driven by renewable energy. The project achieves this by using photovoltaic and biodiesel water pumps to improve local irrigation systems.

Other projects described are in India, the Philippines, Namibia and Brazil.