Meet a Farmer - Bowa Marita

A Futurepump customer since August 2016, Bowa Marita uses the SF1 solar pump with 5 sprinklers to irrigate his greenhouse. 

When he purchased the solar pump, he decided to plant bananas. This was because he could now irrigate for free using the solar pump, and no longer had to worry about the hard, manual labour of carrying water. These bananas (in the video) are now mature and ready to harvest. He explained that because the irrigation has been free he has experienced no input costs from this crop, and he says that everything he harvests will be going to profit.

"Keep doing your great work and continue to move forward." - Bowa Marita

About Powering Agriculture

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.