The AgriGrid business model refers to a hybrid organization that combines commercial opportunities in rural electrification with food & agricultural value chain development. The idea is that beyond providing electricity, an AgriGrid operator would also play an active role in providing access to market for a community’s food & agricultural products, resulting in healthier and increased revenue generation for the mini-grid operator.
AgriGrid is a business model concept for next-generation mini-grids in Africa. This document introduces the concept, provides a case study, and provides conclusions/next steps.
All the tools you need in one document: market and site pipeline scan, site data collection, business case development, financial modeling, and evaluation.
The financial model assesses the operational and financial viability of the AgriGrid concept.
Before you try out this approach in your own organization, make sure you save yourself time by learning from the challenges that ANKA faced along the way.
ANKA Madagascar wanted to try something new, make the mini-grid company become something new and improved. Of course, we were skeptical of this idea ...
Episode 04: AgriGrid by Anka Madagasgar
Going behind the scenes with Camille-André Bataille, the CEO of ANKA Madagascar, to discuss AgriGrid.
Camille André-Bataille, CEO of ANKA Madagascar, asks: What if a model combining agricultural development and energy access could help move this industry from “selling rural electrons” to “creating rural wealth”?