Watch this video to learn how irrigation can help African farmers increase their yields up to 300%.
SISTEM one-on-one from Nairobi, Kenya with Mr. Samir Ibrahim, Co-Founder and CEO of SunCulture: An innovative sustainable energy company providing solar-powered irrigation systems and agricultural extension services.
Ahead of the 2016 Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya next week, Pioneers Post and the Sankalp team spoke to the founders of four ventures based in the continent to find out: ‘What does the world need to know about African enterprise?’
While the term sustainable development was coined some 35 years ago, COP21 and the UN’s sustainable development goals can prove to be the turning point for a global sustainable transition. But the transition requires skillful entrepreneurship and development of scalable business models.
SunCulture discusses their plans for scaling up distribution of smallholder tailored agro-solar irrigation kits in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. This project has been selected for a 2015 Powering Agriculture Award.
With climate change causing erratic rainfall, farmers in Kenya struggle to keep their fields watered. Only around 17 percent of Kenya’s land area can sustain agriculture on rainfall alone. This has spurred demand for affordable, environmentally-friendly and easy-to-run water pumps across the country.
Four Kenyan companies are amongst 13 firms that will receive Sh1.3 billion for green energy enterprises in the agricultural sector.
A coalition of national governments, aid agencies, corporations and private funding organizations awarded $12.9 million worth of grants to 13 clean energy innovations targeting emerging market agriculture. The innovator receiving the largest award is SunCulture, a company creating solar-powered irrigation kits for smallholder farmers.
A coalition of national governments, aid agencies, corporations and private funding organizations last month awarded $12.9 million worth of grants to 13 clean energy innovations targeting emerging market agriculture.
SunCulture Founders Samir Ibrahim and Charlie Nichols interviewed by Hub Culture at COP21 World Climate Summit in Paris.
SunCulture provides solar-powered drip irrigation technology to increase crop yields in dry places—and importantly, it trains farmers how to use it.