Solar pumps offer climate neutral fix to water scarcity

Despite sustaining the livelihoods of millions of Africans, the continent’s agricultural sector remains dependent on erratic seasonal rains. According to the International Water Management Institute, irrigation covers just seven percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s total cultivated area of 183 million hectares – the lowest proportion of irrigation anywhere in the world.

There is an urgent need for climate neutral solutions to help farmers draw every last drop of water from their land. One company is stepping up to the plate.

Read more: The Hindu Business Line

 


 

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