Training gardeners in Foumbot

Jaff Francis A and John DeMarco – Promoting Irrigation Farming Through Solar Water Pump

Date grant awarded: August 30, 2019

The development of affordable solar pumps for small-scale irrigation is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to create thousands of jobs and increase incomes of small farmers in rural areas of Cameroon. The cost of the pumps are affordable, giving farmers the opportunity to purchase or hire these pumps using their own revenues, thus not having to depend on external financing. The highest need is to demonstrate the technology to more farmers, and make the pumps available commercially in areas with high potential for small-scale irrigation.

The Promoting Irrigation Farming Through Solar Water Pump project will introduce this pumping technology to Noun Division, one of the agricultural hot-spots of Cameroon, and make the pumps available to farmers to purchase or hire through commercial partners. This work will allow a farmer to have constant running water from a pipe throughout the day, as long as the sun is shining.