Powering Agriculture Innovator SimGas is an Amplify Challenge winner! Over 400 NGOs, entrepreneurs, and social innovators were invited to design solutions that focus on reducing food waste. Over 42 percent of food produced by small scale farmers is lost during harvest or in transit to market.
Toby Hammond, managing director of Futurepump, believes that solar irrigation technology can relieve food insecurity in drought-stricken Sub-Saharan Africa, and that solar power usage has the potential to transform lives across the continent. However, investment and political will are still needed.