Futurepump and their solar-powered water pump are among the African AgTech startups highlighted as changing the agricultural landscape with their clean energy solution.
EarthSpark International and their local affiliate, Enèji Pwòp, prioritize training women as clean energy and micro-grid entrepreneurs, seek them out as customers and employees, and encourage them to become "grid ambassadors” who play a key role in reaching out to other women and energy vendors.
Motivo's Harvest tractor is a big battery on wheels. It can be charged using a variety of energy sources, and then stores power on-board and delivers it when and where required, whether to work the fields, pump water, power refrigeration, transport products or people, or even to charge a phone.
SunCulture's RainMaker2 powered by ClimateSmart™ is on the market! Not only can farmers irrigate their fields more sustainably and consistently, and with a reliable source of power, they can now benefit from internet-connected weather stations and soil sensors that provide informative alerts by SMS.
Funding opportunity news: AlphaMundi is seeking high-impact investment opportunities in energy-agriculture companies. Technical Assistance, Research & Development funding, and Gender Workshops are available. The RFP closes February 4, so don't delay!
KickStart, Futurepump and SunCulture have developed affordable and effective technologies that are part of a movement toward farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa. Combined with accessible financing, technical know-how and community buy-in, these tools help farmers toward sustainable success.
Once again, Futurepump and SunCulture have been selected by the London Stock Exchange Group as Companies to Inspire Africa. This pioneering report identifies Africa’s most inspirational and dynamic private, high-growth companies to a global market. Congratulations to them both!
Congratulations to Promethean Power—they're on this year's longlist for the Ashden Awards! Created to highlight some the boldest thinking and biggest breakthroughs in sustainable energy, the Ashden Awards are globally recognized as a mark of excellence in the field of green energy.
Promethean Power Systems' cold storage solution for smallholder dairy farmers is featured in Feed the Future's Year in Review. It's great to see Promethean continuing the groundbreaking work they started as a Powering Agriculture Innovator!
KickStart's MoneyMaker pumps help farmers who are often barely feeding themselves to grow more crops and sell their surplus. What's next? They're planning to open an innovation hub in Kenya to develop new irrigation solutions so it can expand into 16 countries across Africa by 2021.
In honor of Energy Conservation Day, Husk Power Systems has been recognized as one of 10 companies that have taken innovative steps to conserve energy in India. Husk's eco-friendly approach to energy generation uses biomass gasifiers to generate electricity and fuel from rice husks.