In Kenya, over two thirds of the population work in agriculture. Most are smallholders, and they produce 60% of the food eaten in Kenya. Frequent droughts make irrigation a necessity, so Futurepump found a sustainable and inexpensive way for farmers to be productive, even in a dry climate.
Promethean Power is one of 20 start-ups who will take center stage for Pitch Day in Singapore on October 26th. The top five will go to the finale on November 15th. The shortlisted start-ups are in the running to win the $15,000 Jury’s Prize and/or the $5,000 Audience Prize at the Finale. Good luck!
Sukuma wiki (kale) is a tasty and popular part of Kenyan cuisine. It's in particular demand during the dry season, when fewer farmers are growing it. Using Futurepump's solar irrigation pump technology means that farmers can grow kale year-round, which is both profitable and delicious.
Low-income farmers are shown the new and affordable water pumps by KickStart International. Some of the pumps are specially designed to help first-time farmers getting into the venture.
The Biogas Milk Chiller by SimGas enables off-grid dairy farmers to store, deliver, and sell the highest possible quality and quantity of milk. Milk is kept cool overnight until it is delivered/sold the next day. This decreases milk spoilage and increases income potential for dairy farmers.
Over 80% of the land in Kenya is not suitable for rain-fed agriculture, yet only 3% of Kenyans actually irrigate. The divide between how many farmers are irrigating and how many farmers need to irrigate to become productive is where SunCulture steps in. Samir Ibrahim explains how.
See how SolarNow, Futurepump's Tier 1 distributor in Uganda, is helping Futurepump transform lives by bringing power, and access to water, to homes and smallholder farms.