Solar Powered Irrigation for Smallholder Farmers in Africa
SUNCULTURE Smallholder farmers in East Africa have traditionally relied on rain for irrigation. This has lead to low yields and low quality crops, resulting in very little income. SunCulture designs, manufactures, sells, and distributes solar powered irrigation systems that make it cheaper and easier for smallholder farmers to grow high value fresh fruits and vegetables. SunCultureâ€™s AgroSolar Irrigation Kit combines the cost effectiveness of solar powered water pumping with the efficiency of drip irrigation that increases farmer profit by $14,000 per acre per year.
The average farmer increases his / her income by up to 300%, enabling him / her to provide better opportunities for his / her family through a higher quality education, greater access to good nutrition, better healthcare and more.
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