Agros

Integrated Solar-Powered Irrigation Technology and Services for Smallholder Farmers

Employee Gender Breakdown

28%

Innovation Type

Water-Energy-Food

Company Stage

Stage 2: 101-1000 end-users

Financing Goals

​Seeking equity (angel investor, venture capital or private equity)

Seeking investment?

Yes, $2 million USD

Country of Incorporation

Singapore

Country(ies) of Implementation

Cambodia, Myanmar

Contact Name

Max Nelen

Contact Email

maxnelen@agrosolar.asia

Product Segment

Water - Irrigation, Financial Solution

Website Address

http://www.agrosolar.asia

Challenge

Southeast Asia is facing major food and energy challenges. Food production needs to double by 2050 while agriculture contributes 30% of GHG emissions and soils are degrading. Fuel and fertilizer prices have increased by 40% and 60%, respectively, leaving farmers behind with a huge financial burden. Farmers also don’t have access to the technology, services, and financing required to double their yields and become more resilient to climate change. 

Solution

Agros believes in a world where small farmers continue to feed the planet sustainably and profitably. They’re revolutionizing agriculture across Southeast Asia, giving millions of farmers the technologies, services, and financing to transition to long-term profitable farming. Its mission is to double farmers’ income while abating millions of carbon emissions.  

Their flagship solar pumps are co-designed with farmers in the field, bundled with advisory services on improving water management for higher yields and flexible financing linked to their cash flows and payback periods.   

Agros also is Southeast Asia’s first sustainable agriculture platform – technology, services and finance – to help crop farmers be profitable in the long term. Its platform allows farmers to reduce input costs, restore soil health, increase yields and sell crops at a premium. The innovator guarantees adoption, longevity and affordability by co-designing products in the field, leveraging data and offering flexible financing solutions. 

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