Updated Dec 24, 2020
Small scale farmers in East Africa are struggling to earn more income in conditions of greater uncertainty in the weather. Farmers need innovative solutions that help them access irrigation and other key technologies in ways that fit into their farming systems and cash flows.
We offer innovative irrigation solutions that make irrigation affordable to smallholders in East Africa. First, we provide irrigation as a service. Farmers can pay as little as $2 to irrigate commercial plots using our service. We do this by using innovative and fuel efficient pumping technology, and integrating it into a software powered client management system. Second, we provide 'mobile irrigation systems' to smallholders with asset financing. This system can serve more than one farmer, and by being mobile it lowers the per acre cost dramatically. Second, we offer irrigation services to farmers with small plots, by organizing groups of irrigators and charging farmers per plot using a pricing algorithm that considers soil type and moisture, total head, and pumping time.