Congratulations to Powering Agriculture innovators Futurepump and SunCulture! They're both finalists for the 2017 Ashden International Award. Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are a globally recognized measure for excellence in the field of green energy
SunCulture and Futurepump have been longlisted for the Ashden Awards, the annual competition that encourages sustainable energy development and acknowledges leaders in innovation. It's one of the most prestigious awards in the sustainability community! Keep an eye on these two innovators for sure.
SunCulture wins AgFunder Innovation Award! The groundbreaking work of this American entrepreneur-founded company has earned them the honor of being named one of the 5 Most Innovative International Pre-Series A Startups. Congratulations to everyone at SunCulture!
Samir Ibrahim—a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree—discusses SunCulture's evolution from a tech company to a one-stop-shop that offers farmers financing to purchase their equipment. He also talks about advertising, strategy, and how he's stayed focused on improving the lives of farmers as the company grows.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 has been announced, and SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim has been honored for his work in the energy industry. The 30 Under 30 list highlights 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers. Congratulations to everyone at SunCulture!
In Sub-Saharan Africa, two billion acres of farmland are weather-dependent. Farmers who've adopted solar water pumps and drip irrigation reduce the risk of crop failure and improve productivity and food security. Powering Ag Innovators Futurepump and SunCulture are helping with this transition.
SunCulture works at the intersection of technology and agriculture to improve crop yields, conserve water, and above all, help East African farmers increase their annual income. This enables farmers to hire workers, which in turn frees children from farm labor and provides funds for their education.
SunCulture has sold over 1,000 solar-powered irrigation kits in Kenya. Their next focus will be on Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, where regular droughts lead to food shortages. In addition, they're working with the Norwegian Refugee Council to set up 150 acres of solar-powered irrigation in Somalia.
This conference in Nairobi will bring diverse stakeholders together to work toward accelerating rural electrification in Kenya through off-grid renewable energy systems. The Alliance for Rural Electrification is hosting a parallel event that will feature Powering Agriculture innovators SunCulture and Futurepump.
Powering Agriculture & Innovators Sundanzer, Husk Power Systems, Futurepump and SunCulture are featured in a brief issued by SEED discussing ways in which policymakers catalyze development of the energy/agriculture nexus in East Africa.
Powering Agriculture innovator SunCulture is a finalist in the Ocean Exchange's Gulfstream Navigator & Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award competition! They're proud to be in such great company, and look forward to presenting their solution and competing for one of two $100,000 awards.