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.
This conference in Nairobi will bring diverse stakeholders together to work toward accelerating rural electrification in Kenya through off-grid renewable energy systems. The Alliance for Rural Electrification is hosting a parallel event that will feature Powering Agriculture innovators SunCulture and Futurepump.
Powering Agriculture & Innovators Sundanzer, Husk Power Systems, Futurepump and SunCulture are featured in a brief issued by SEED discussing ways in which policymakers catalyze development of the energy/agriculture nexus in East Africa.
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.
SunCulture, a Powering Agriculture Innovator, was featured in the Financial Times recently! The story highlights Alice Migwi, a farmer who's seen her revenues grow 10% in the three years she's used SunCulture's solar irrigation system. This has enabled her to expand and diversify her business.
SunCulture, a 2015 Powering Agriculture Innovator, has been invited to participate in this year's Unreasonable Institute accelerator, Project Literacy Lab. They were chosen for this honor because the tools they create help farmers earn the revenue they need to send their children to school.
Sustainably harvesting solar and wind energy used to require a large initial investment. Falling equipment prices means increased accessibility to new technologies, so energy can now be generated on a small budget. Homeowners in India and farmers in Africa are seeing the benefits.
What makes for a compelling pitch to investors? What are some key points that convey reliability and value? How does a social enterprise distinguish itself to investors in a crowded field? These are questions that investment-seeking social enterprises grapple with as they ponder growth.
At USAID’s Ag Innovation Investment Summit, innovators share strategies for addressing food security, water access and energy needs in developing countries. The goal: to turn local and regional projects into sustainable business ideas with a broad and long-lasting reach around the world.
Mandera is one of the poorest parts of Kenya where 88% of the population live below the poverty line. By cooperating to spread one innovation together, the two innovators SunCulture and Islamic Relief Kenya have been able to reach many of the poorest farmers in Mandera.
SunCulture announces their newest product, Mist irrigation, which will finally make irrigation within the budget of millions of farmers across Africa. At only $390 per acre, Mist gives subsistence farmers access to irrigation for the first time ever.