Dec. 4, 2016

Thanks to Futurepump, some of the poorest and most remote farmers in Kenya are now using solar power to irrigate their land. Using solar energy instead of petrol is a win for farmers and for the environment. Futurepump has now manufactured over 1,000 pumps, and is looking for global distributors. 

Dec. 2, 2016

Irregular rainfall means Kenyan farmers are on the lookout for smart, affordable irrigation solutions. Futurepump's Sunflower pump is both of these things. Flexible financing means that farmers can improve harvests and profits while avoiding considerable amounts of GHG emissions.

Nov. 28, 2016

Futurepump's solar pump is designed for small-scale farmers who can't afford expensive irrigation technology, but who increasingly need to irrigate their crops as rainfall becomes more irregular. The company has sold 200 pumps in Kenya. Another 350 have been sold in other East African countries.

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.

Apr. 26, 2016

Futurepump’s week-long global Jamboree provided an exciting opportunity for the core design, manufacture, and sales teams to meet in person. The event was attended by representatives from nine different countries and marked a key point in the Futurepump story, in preparation for expansion.

Apr. 3, 2016

It took Jan Bom and his team of engineers at the Practica Foundation many design iterations to develop a prototype for what is today the “Sunflower” pump—a solar powered irrigation pump designed specifically for rural, small-scale farmers cultivating less than half of a hectare of land.

Mar. 21, 2016

Farmers know that sunlight makes crops grow. Now, many are discovering that it is also vital for providing another key agricultural input: fresh water. Irrigation using decentralized renewable energy is witnessing rapid adoption.