Updated Apr 23, 2019
Agriculture Water Management, Social & Micro Finance, Wind & Water Energy and 3 MoreSEE ALL
Agriculture Water Management, Social & Micro Finance, Wind & Water Energy, Aquaculture, Water Supply/Quality and Economic Growth and TradeSEE LESS
Food security is one of the largest global issues with almost one billion people suffering from hunger. Smallholder farmers are often affected themselves even though they account for 70% of global food production. With a growing world population their agricultural productivity needs to increase, despite extreme weather events induced by climate change. Rain-fed farming limits their yield and income as it exposes them to low market prices, due to an oversupply of the seasonal crops they can grow.
Access to irrigation is one of the most effective ways to create agricultural resilience as it boosts agricultural productivity by 2 to 5 times, compared to rain-fed farming. The Barsha Pump creates reliable access to irrigation and serves as a tool that enables smallholder farmers to shift from subsistence to commercial farming substantially increasing their economic prosperity as they can grow commercial crops and farm also during the dry season, thus achieving higher prices for their harvest.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||6|
|New Implemented Countries||India|
|Recruit||1 management, 3 board, 2 advisor|
|New Feature||Smaller and larger scale variant|
aQysta is comprised of a young, committed team, consisting of members from 8 different nationalities working from 4 different countries, with a common vision of successfully bringing hydro-powered irrigation to the world. The team comprises of a unique mix of expert designers and engineers, together with international business developers with sound knowledge on the irrigation context and user scenarios from various parts of the world and is complemented with senior advisors and mentors.