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S8E5 Bringing Water to Thirsty Fields With Help From the Sun

In this episode of Ways & Means – New research into how solar mini-grids could change lives for farmers in Ethiopia, and why that matters for the climate as a whole. This is the fifth episode in our “Climate Change Solutions” series, where we look at surprising answers to the question of what we can do to help cool a rapidly heating planet.


  • Jonathan Phillips, Director, James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke University
  • Rahel Bekele, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, DREAM Project Team Member
  • Marc Jeuland, faculty member at Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke Global Health Institute, Principal investigator DREAM Project


Thank you

Duke Sanford graduate students Solomon Ayehu and Yared Asfaw voiced Ethiopian farmer translations

Duke student Joy Liu designed the artwork for the season.

Season 8 of Ways & Means is made possible thanks to support from the Office of the Provost at Duke University. Find out more about the Duke Climate Commitment.