Kenya is still an agricultural economy, even though the country has made great strides in mining, processing, and service industry. The majority of Kenyans still earn a living from agriculture.
The biggest challenges the agriculture sector faces is unreliable rainfall, given the majority of farming activities in Kenya depends on the rains. It has been said only 4% of farmers around the country use irrigation farming. For the rest, when it rain fails, things go south as far as making a living is concerned.
In a move to make it possible for more farmers to adopt irrigation farming during the dry spell, SunCulture, a renewable energy, and irrigation equipment manufacturer, has unveiled a new solar water pump, the RainMaker.
While there are already numerous solar water pumps in the market, SunCulture touts the RainMaker as a very efficient and innovative one in the sense that it is internet-connected and designed to meet the need for small-scale farmer. It is important to point out that much of agricultural activities in Kenya are done by smallholder farmers.
The RainMaker pump is said to be capable of lifting a maximum of 7,000 …read more