Unreliable weather patterns had seen Peter Kimani record poor returns in his farm for years on end. But not any more. Mr Kimani, a vegetable farmer in Ngecha, Limuru, is now reaping big thanks to new technology.

Today, he uses a solar-powered kit to pump water from the source, then by drip, irrigate and fertilise crops in his farm.

Samir Ibrahim and Charles Nichols, co-managing directors at SunCulture, the firm behind Mr Kimani’s turnaround explained how they came up with the system. SunCulture designs and sells solar-powered irrigation kits and offers agricultural services that help make it cheaper and easy for farmers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables.