AgroSolar irrigation system

Sunculture

AgroSolar is an irrigation system for smallholder farmers which aims to improve crop yield and quality. It is integrated by a solar pump which fills a raised water storage tank with water from the selected source, a filtration system, and drip irrigation tape that delivers water to crop root zones.

Product description

AgroSolar is an irrigation system for smallholder farmers which aims to improve crop yield and quality. It is integrated by a solar pump which fills a raised water storage tank with water from the selected source, a filtration system, and drip irrigation tape that delivers water to crop root zones.

Target region(s)

The kit is sold in farmland regions in Kenya, Africa. The company has plans to expand operations to Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Distributors/implementing organizations

Sunculture

Market suggested retail price

The minimum price of 241.01 united state dollars (USD) has been converted from Kenyan Shillings (KES) [05/26/2017] and refers to a drip irrigation kit for 1/8 of an acre. There are also kits available for 1/4 acre (337.89 USD), 1/2 acre (531.52) and 1 acre (861.66 USD). These prices may vary depending on farm layout and design. The maximum price of 2,401.16 USD includes a solar pump with a capacity of 12,500 L of water per day. There are also availabe kits for mist irrigation starting from 183.01 USD. Financing available at Equity Banka financial services provider throughout Kenya.

SDG targeted

Goal #2: Achieve zero hunger by promoting sustainable agriculture and food safety. Goal #12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production by reducing fossil fuel dependency.

Target user(s)

The kit is for smallholder farmers in Africa, Kenya specifically. This system is intended for small farms ranging from 1/8 to 1 acre. Although it can be used on any crop, it is recommended for beans, kale, cabbage, carrots, green capsicum, tomato, onion, and red capsicum. Manufacturer suggests that farmers need little or no training to use the system; installation and further technical support is offered by manufacturer, Sunculture.

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