17 Apr '18, 11am

Water From the Sun: Solar-Powered Water Pumps Offer African Farmers a Way Out of Poverty

Joshua Okundi’s five-acre farm is his classroom. A longtime schoolteacher who left his job to become a farmer in 2013, Okundi is an instructor to the constant stream of visitors who arrive at his home in Kendu, a small rural village in the western reaches of Kenya. Visitors come seeking advice, seedlings, and a glimpse at technologies that can help them succeed. Over the past two years, Okundi has exposed locals to the potential ofsolar -powered water pumps. Okundi was first introduced to the technology in 2015, when a representative from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Kenya Smallholder Solar Irrigation (KSSI) project brought a pump to show to a group of farmers. Okundi instantly grasped why it was better than the diesel-powered pumps he had tried to use in the past. “Whenever there is sun, you can pump water,” he said. “Whenever a generator i...

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