May. 3, 2019

In cooperation with University of Ostfalia in Germany, GIZ has developed an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems. The course will increase knowledge and understanding of SPIS technologies and their adaptability to a variety of farming, cropping, and irrigation systems. The free online course will run June18-July 30, 2019. Registration closes on May 30, 2019.

Jul. 26, 2018

iDE uses a market-based approach to make technologies for better agriculture more readily available to farmers in developing countries. A great example is Powering Agriculture Innovator Futurepump, a business that iDE helped create. Their Sunflower Pump is successful in several developing markets.

Apr. 5, 2018

Powering Agriculture Innovators iDE and Futurepump are both examples of impact investing, which Iain Hunter, CEO of iDE, says can be a game changer in the renewables sector and in environmental projects. He suggests that businesses can "future-proof" themselves by investing in renewables.

Jul. 25, 2016

Over April 13–26, PAEGC visited 11 of iDE’s SunFlower solar pumps installed in five plain regions of Nepal. PAEGC interviewed farmers using the SunFlower pumps for irrigation, as well as various stakeholders in the pump supply chain, including an agricultural cooperative and a future pump retailer.

Jul. 25, 2016

PAEGC conducted visits to all seven of iDE’s SunFlower pump installation sites in Honduras over June 6–10. PAEGC interviewed the vegetable farmers using iDE’s clean irrigation technology, the Honduras iDE Team and visited the organization’s warehouse.

Women Excel As Farm Business Advisors
Feb. 27, 2015

The coffee rust epidemic of 2012 devastated the livelihoods of farmers in La Paz, Honduras. iDE taught these farmers how to install and use low-pressure drip irrigation to grow vegetables year-round. Many are now successful entrepreneurs, and they and their families are eating better.

Jan. 28, 2015

iDE has, in recent weeks, installed the first round of pumps in Nepal for field trials. The field-testing is important because it gives farmers a chance to see the technology, understand how it works and provide their feedback.

Bob Nanes of iDE on Winning a 2013 Powering Agriculture Award
Jun. 26, 2014

Bob Nanes of iDE discusses their Clean Irrigation Solution (CIS) which can compete with fossil fuel pumps on both cost and agricultural productivity. CIS's universal piston pump can run on a variety of power sources and accesses groundwater from deeper depths than conventional pumps.

Dec. 12, 2013

USAID and four of its partners named two innovative organizations the top winners of their global challenge to design clean energy solutions that have the potential to transform the way farmers in the developing world feed their countries.