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Renewable Energy for Smallholder Agriculture (RESA)
May 2020

An approach for mainstreaming renewable energy in IFAD operations

This document presents an approach for mainstreaming renewable energy technologies (RETs) in IFAD's operations, as an option for speeding up rural poverty alleviation efforts.

The Renewable Energy for Smallholder Agriculture (RESA) approach enables IFAD to systematically invest in, and scale up, renewable energy for smallholder agriculture through the transfer of existing and emerging RETs, and by pursuing North-South as well as South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

Through the RESA approach, IFAD will move towards achieving its vision of inclusive and sustainable rural transformation.

The intended audience for this approach includes IFAD beneficiary countries, implementing agencies, technical partners, bilateral and multilateral donors, and specialized renewable energy funding agencies, as well as IFAD senior management, country programme managers, project design teams and project staff.