aQysta Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Enabling access to sustainable irrigation with a pay-per-harvest (EASI-PAY) model for farmers in India and Nepal

Employee Gender Breakdown

30% women

Innovation Type

Water-Energy-Food

Company Stage

Post-revenue

Financing Goals

​Seeking equity (angel investor, venture capital or private equity), Seeking hybrid (convertible debt or similar)

Seeking investment?

Yes

Country of Incorporation

Nepal

Country(Ies) of Implementation

India, Indonesia, Nepal, Columbia, Malawi

Contact Name

Sujan Dulal

Contact Email

sujan@aqysta.com

Product Segment

Water - Re-use / Efficiency, Water - Irrigation

Website Address

https://www.aqysta.com/

Challenge

Making farming profitable for smallholder farmers is one of the agricultural challenges faced by India and Nepal. This is due to various factors from a lack of reliable and cost-effective irrigation systems to an unavailability of accurate agricultural knowledge. Poor market access/linkage facilities make the situation even more challenging.

Solution

Our proposed solution for empowering smallholder farmers involves water-powered pumps (e.g., the aQysta Barsha Pump model) and the Enabling Access to Sustainable Irrigation with Pay per Harvest (EASI-Pay) model. It is an aggregated approach to provide smallholder farmers with the holistic support required to transform from subsistence to commercial status.

In this combination model, hydro-powered pumps are provided to marginal farmers, along with agriculture extension services, critical agri-inputs, and market access for their harvests. Farmers pay for the product and service through a proportion of the harvest they reap from using the pump and services. The EASI-Pay mechanism is a perfect benefit-sharing model, where our revenue also grows as farmers become more successful and earn more income.

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