Energized highlights the promising energy-related strategies, policies and technologies emerging across Africa's agricultural value chain. The report identifies both successes and challenges in improving the rural poor’s access to energy as part of a broader agriculture sector transformation. Drawing on the government actions of six African countries that were identified as leaders within this space, it also makes recommendations for policy and program interventions that can be replicated across the continent to accelerate this progress.
The government of Ghana has been ambitious in developing policies and regulations to promote policies and regulations relating to the sustainable, efficient use of energy. With a strong emphasis on facilitating private sector engagement through regulation, as well as expanding local research and technical capabilities, Ghana’s universal energy access interventions placed particular focus on rural areas and the agricultural processing sector.