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Nov. 3, 2016

Dr. Martin Fisher, co-founder and CEO of Powering Agriculture innovator KickStart International, is a finalist for the 2016 AidEx Humanitarian Hero Award! Vote before Friday, November 11th. The winner will be announced during the AidEx Brussels Expo on November 16th. Congratulations, Dr. Fisher!

Oct. 31, 2016

KickStart International designs and sells affordable irrigation pumps to farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their most popular pumps are manually powered; a solar-powered pump is in development. Irrigation allows farmers to grow during the dry season, and sell their harvest when prices are higher.

Oct. 31, 2016

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.

Oct. 7, 2016

While EarthSpark International’s work in Les Anglais was significantly disrupted by Hurricane Matthew, they will be ready to once again power the community when rebuilding efforts are completed.

Oct. 1, 2016

USAID is seeking out early-stage innovations that could be nurtured into self-sustaining ventures that improve the lives of millions. The agency is using science and technology in a robust way, engaging the world’s brightest minds in the effort to solve our most pressing challenges.

Sep. 13, 2016

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.

Sep. 7, 2016

The Earth Institute at Columbia University just celebrated the first anniversary of Acacia Irrigation, their shared irrigation system in Senegal. Three systems, each serving seven farms, are up and running; all three have seen high usage since installation. Farmers are already seeing the benefits. 

Aug. 30, 2016

The International Fund for Agricultural Development says that "smallholders can feed the world". To do so, farmers need access to sustainable tech like the solar pump. Solar irrigation leads to higher yields, and provides farmers with the funds to develop their businesses and educate their children.

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