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Published on Jan 29, 2015
The use of solar-powered irrigation systems and agricultural extension services, that make it cheaper and easier for farmers.
Samir Ibrahim is the co-founder of a company called SunCulture which designs and sells solar-powered irrigation systems and agricultural extension services, that make it cheaper and easier for farmers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables. This innovation has pioneered a system that delivers water directly to crop roots, increasing yield by 300% and reducing water usage by up to 90%. They are changing prospects for farmers across Kenya where only 4% of the land is currently under irrigation and yet over 80% of country is considered arid or semi arid and therefore unsuitable for purely rain-fed agriculture.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx