SunCulture BBC Profile
SunCulture BBC Profile
At the Nov. 20, 2015 Powering Agriculture Innovator Showcase in Washington, D.C., the 2015 Innovator Cohort was introduced to the world. Hear what the Founding Partners, Innovators and guest speakers had to say about Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.
In developing countries, three out of four people living in poverty have incomes tied to agriculture. Powering Agriculture is finding clean energy solutions to help them. Hear some of the voices of Powering Agriculture from Kenya, where only five percent of farmers have electricity.
Millions of farmers in developing countries have no, or poor quality, grid power, limiting the productivity needed to feed growing populations and farmers out of poverty. To address these barriers to development, the Founding Partners have created Powering Agriculture.
While tea production is an important part of Kenya’s economy, the industry is responsible for high electricity and thermal energy consumption. In order to increase energy efficiency and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while saving on energy costs, GIZ has partnered up with local and international tea organisations and companies (Ethical Tea Partnership, Kenyan Tea Development Agency, Mars Drinks and Yorkshire Tea). The partnership has implemented more than 65 audits in Kenyan tea factories since 2014, resolving in 13.5 million USD savings. Moreover, the project has protected 1.3 million trees from being cut down and saved 10.000 tons of CO². Watch the video to learn more about Kenya’s climate protection efforts in the tea sector.
Martin Fisher, president of KickStart International, calls on Global Citizens to support the organization’s work improving access to water throughout Africa at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Futurepump's SF2 video is a shortlisted entry in the African Technology for Good category of tvebiomovies 2018. Each view counts as a vote, so share this with your friends to help Futurepump bring home the prize. Voting closes on December 21st.
Low-income farmers are shown the new and affordable water pumps by KickStart International. Some of the pumps are specially designed to help first-time farmers getting into the venture.
The Biogas Milk Chiller by SimGas enables off-grid dairy farmers to store, deliver, and sell the highest possible quality and quantity of milk. Milk is kept cool overnight until it is delivered/sold the next day. This decreases milk spoilage and increases income potential for dairy farmers.
Over 80% of the land in Kenya is not suitable for rain-fed agriculture, yet only 3% of Kenyans actually irrigate. The divide between how many farmers are irrigating and how many farmers need to irrigate to become productive is where SunCulture steps in. Samir Ibrahim explains how.
See how SolarNow, Futurepump's Tier 1 distributor in Uganda, is helping Futurepump transform lives by bringing power, and access to water, to homes and smallholder farms.
Futurepump's Distributor Tour has begun! They'll be featuring a different distributor, in a different country, every month for the rest of 2018. Follow along to see which country they're visiting each month.