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Oct. 16, 2017

Powering Agriculture's Gender Guides are helping innovators transform agricultural processing, and empower women, by showing them how to make gender considerations part of their deployment, product development, financial, marketing, human resources and monitoring & evaluation decisions.

Oct. 16, 2017

SunCulture recently introduced its new solar water pump system which it hopes will transform agricultural output in water-scarce regions. The pump is both low-maintenance and highly efficient, enabling farmers to grow high-value fruits and vegetables while dramatically boosting profitability.

Oct. 9, 2017

The SunCulture Facebook Group was founded by a farmer named Hannah Muricho, so that she could share information and learn from other users. Facebook recently invited her to participate in a gathering of group leaders from some of Kenya’s largest and most diverse Facebook Group communities.

Oct. 2, 2017

Microgrids, like the one built by EarthSpark in Haiti, are more storm-resilient; they don't transmit power long distances over storm-vulnerable wire. Rebuilding in Puerto Rico offers a chance build a grid that's less centralized, decreasing the chance for widespread, long-term outages after a storm.

Oct. 2, 2017

Africa’s technology firm, SunCulture, recently launched a solar-powered water pump in Kenya designed to offer smallholder farmers low cost solution to unreliable rainfall and lack of access to grid electricity.

Oct. 2, 2017

SunCulture's RainMaker solar irrigation pump uses energy from a portable, 120-watt solar panel and battery bank to pump enough water to irrigate a one-acre farm, support livestock, and provide for household water needs like drinking, cooking and cleaning.

Sep. 28, 2017

Congratulations to Promethean Power Systems! They've just won the Confederation of Indian Industry's Significant Achievement in Innovation award for their thermal energy-based milk chilling and storage solution. Their accomplishments mean fresher milk for consumers and a better living for farmers. 

Sep. 22, 2017

SimGas's robust growth in Kenya is made possible, in part, by Lendahand crowdfunding. A recent campaign raised  84,400€, which will provide loans to 125 farmers living in Muranga and Meru, enabling them to acquire SimGas biogas systems. A second campaign is now underway.

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