There are approximately 500 million smallholder farmers producing 80% of the world’s food. Many are poor and have limited access to energy, financing, markets and productive tools. The high cost of diesel is the main reason why they only irrigate 50% of their landholding, resulting in limited crop yields and income.
Agrosolar’s vision as a company is to alleviate energy poverty, boost income and productivity, and combat climate change in rural Southeast Asia. Our affordable plug-and-play Solar Irrigation System provides a sustainable and affordable alternative to conventional fossil-fuel water pumps.
By switching to our system, farmers can reduce operational costs up to USD 100 per acre. To reduce the barrier of acquisitions, we provide seasonal financing solutions linked to the farmer’s crop and fuel consumption pattern.
The core competitive advantage is around
- plug-and-play systems designed according to individual needs of farmers
- (ii) extensive rural distribution network that reaches the most remote areas
- (iii) flexible lease-to-own financing that matches the unique needs of smallholder farmers to the risk allocation different lending/consumer financing institutions.
USD 50,000 raised for Agrosolar to distribute solar irrigation systems to farmers in Myanmar (Nexus for Development)
Agrosolar | Solar irrigation systems for smallholder farmers in Myanmar (Nexus for Development)
StartSomeGood (Agrosolar: Helping Myanmar's Small Farmers)
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