This report is based on key learnings from a program jointly conceptualised by APMAS and SELCO Foundation. The program is funded by GIZ, Green Innovation Centre, Good Energies Foundation and IKEA Foundation. The program aims to demonstrate decentralised sustainable energy solutions to all relevant stakeholders that can enable replication and scale. It also seeks to create synergies among ecosystem actors (technology manufacturers, financiers, trainers, markets etc.) to aid the adoption, dissemination and sustainable utilization of high impact, livelihood technologies within the tomato and allied value chains.

The report catalogues the context and need for the solutions, the technology specifications and the potential impact of such solutions. The insights captured here are largely based on experiences of testing and demonstrating solutions in the tomato-growing district of Chittoor (in Andhra Pradesh).

The Green Innovation Centres for Agriculture and Food Sector” (GIC) – India programme is part of the “ONE WORLD – No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In India the programme is working along the three value chains Tomato, Potato and Apple. Good Energies Foundation is focused towards empowering the primary producers with sustainable energy led solutions which improve their resilience to climate change. IKEA Foundation, together with SELCO Foundation, is focused towards ecosystems for scaling sustainable energy driven energy efficient technologies for agriculture and allied livelihoods.