SunCulture's founders, Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim, started SunCulture by borrowing money from friends and family. Now their irrigation are changing farmers' lives. Find out more about their business, vision and philosophy in this Q&A with How We Made It in Africa.
SunCulture is one of this year's Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative (AAI) grant winners! Working with Microsoft, SunCulture plans to build a digital platform for farmers that will provide data on crops that's been collected from connected sensors and cameras in the field.
While SunCulture’s ‘Pay-As-You-Grow’ model has succeeded in making their technology accessible to most farmers, its success depends on farmers being able to generate a steady income from the sales of their produce.
SunCulture was chosen as a New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This is an especially big feat, since this year there were 170 applicants—a record number. Winners were honored at the New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit in New York. Congratulations to everyone at SunCulture!
Congratulations to SunCulture, Futurepump, Husk Power Systems and EarthSpark's offshoot, SparkMeter—they've all been identified by the London Stock Exchange Group as being among Africa’s most inspiring small & medium-sized enterprises!
Congratulations to Powering Agriculture innovators Futurepump and SunCulture! They're both finalists for the 2017 Ashden International Award. Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are a globally recognized measure for excellence in the field of green energy
SunCulture and Futurepump have been longlisted for the Ashden Awards, the annual competition that encourages sustainable energy development and acknowledges leaders in innovation. It's one of the most prestigious awards in the sustainability community! Keep an eye on these two innovators for sure.
SunCulture wins AgFunder Innovation Award! The groundbreaking work of this American entrepreneur-founded company has earned them the honor of being named one of the 5 Most Innovative International Pre-Series A Startups. Congratulations to everyone at SunCulture!
Samir Ibrahim—a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree—discusses SunCulture's evolution from a tech company to a one-stop-shop that offers farmers financing to purchase their equipment. He also talks about advertising, strategy, and how he's stayed focused on improving the lives of farmers as the company grows.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 has been announced, and SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim has been honored for his work in the energy industry. The 30 Under 30 list highlights 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers. Congratulations to everyone at SunCulture!
In Sub-Saharan Africa, two billion acres of farmland are weather-dependent. Farmers who've adopted solar water pumps and drip irrigation reduce the risk of crop failure and improve productivity and food security. Powering Ag Innovators Futurepump and SunCulture are helping with this transition.
SunCulture works at the intersection of technology and agriculture to improve crop yields, conserve water, and above all, help East African farmers increase their annual income. This enables farmers to hire workers, which in turn frees children from farm labor and provides funds for their education.