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Solar-Powered Irrigation in Kenya: SunCulture

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017
Objective: 

With the tremendous solar potential in Kenya and the maturity of PV and electric pump technology, the agricultural sector, including smallholder-level farms, is an ideal candidate for rapid growth, improving crop yields, productivity and farmer income while avoiding massive amounts of GHG Emissions. 

Developing a supply chain for the solar-steam irrigation pump in Ethiopia

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Building a distribution network for the Sunflower Solar Pump in Kenya

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Background

According to the UN FAO lack of access to affordable irrigation is the number one factor keeping 400 million farmers in poverty. The Sunflower Solar Pump is a simple renewable-powered irrigation device with the potential to displace millions of fossil fuel irrigation pumps globally. For farmers who are irrigating manually or not at all and for small commercial farmers looking for alternatives to expensive fossil fuel pumps it offers a compelling economic case.

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