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  • Can Market-Based Approaches to Technology Development and Dissemination Benefit Women Smallholder Farmers? A Qualitative Assessment of Gender Dynamics in the Ownership, Purchase, and use of Irrigation Pumps in Kenya and Tanzania

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    Rural household economies dependent on rainfed agriculture are increasingly turning to irrigation technology solutions to reduce the effects of weather variability and guard against inconsistent and low crop output. Organisations are increasingly using market-based approaches to disseminate technologies to smallholder farmers; and, although women are among their targeted group, little is known of the extent to which these approaches are reaching and benefiting women.

  • Solar-Powered Irrigation in Kenya: Futurepump

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    Agriculture is the lifeblood of Kenya’s economy. To reduce poverty in the country, Kenya must improve its agricultural production, generate employment and prosperity, and feed a growing population. Irrigation is a key element of agrifood development, but current diesel-powered irrigation pumps are highly polluting and carbon intensive.

    Futurepump, has developed a new model to enable smallholder farmers in Kenya to adopt sustainable irrigation solutions with a proprietary solar powered irrigation pump, combined with a finance programme that allows for flexible payments.

  • Renewable Energy Farming Solutions in Nicaragua:Tecnosol

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    Nicaragua is an energy-poor and agriculture-dependent country. While the cattle and dairy sector is a dominating force among the country’s agricultural sectors, its productive output is remarkably low compared to that of neighbouring countries. Inefficient herding and farm management leads to hygiene issues, high loss of livestock and low production. Most small scale farmers lack access to modern energy. The sector is in dire need of productivity improvements to remain competitive in the region. 

  • Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited

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    India
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    Formed with an objective of reducing the power cost for its clients, Fourth Partner Energy (4PEL) has become a leading Renewable Energy Services Company (RESCO) in Distributed Solar in India. 4PEL cater to the energy needs of more than 60 institutional and corporate clients. 4PEL's 550+ rooftop solar projects exceeding 25MW in capacity have led to significant cost savings and carbon footprint reduction for their clients. 4PEL have augmented financial inclusion in rural India by installing 700+ solar water pumps