New solar-powered water pump poised to transform agricultural output

SunCulture’s RainMaker solar water pump system was introduced today by SunCulture. This transformative internet connected system is designed to help smallholder farmers in underserved communities improve agricultural productivity and profitability. The RainMaker provides a long- lasting, low cost solution in low rainfall.   RainMaker’s high-efficiency positive displacement pump can lift 7,000 liters of water per…

Reuters Africa: Kenyan farmers profit from the sun to water crops

“A drip system is perhaps the best way to manage your watering,” said Migwi, a 38-year-old farmer-turned-entrepreneur. “And when it’s solar-powered, it’s even better.”

That’s why she invested her savings in an irrigation kit from SunCulture, a Kenya-based startup, to help convert her quarter-acre kitchen garden in Gitaru, northwest of Nairobi, into a 4-acre (1.6 hectare) farm.

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Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim

SunCulture Kenya Ltd

SunCulture, which designs and sells solar-powered irrigation systems, has eliminated the need for expensive grid electricity, making it cheaper and easier for farmers in Kenya to grow high-value fresh fruits and vegetables.

Samir Ibrahim, the SunCulture CEO, studied finance and international business at the New York University Stern School of Business.

Hortinews: Growing money on sun energy

As the demand for high quality crops continue to grow and stringent measures imposed upon food products across the globe, more and more companies are coming up with innovative ways to help farmers cope with these demands. One such company is SunCulture which is the only service provider of its kind in Kenya helping farmers mint money from tapping the sun to generate enough energy to irrigate up to 40 acres of land in the most affordable way.