A Solar Pump Farmers in India Can Actually Afford

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May 16, 2013

For the 50 million farmers around the world who live on less than $2 a day, it’s a huge challenge to just grow the food needed to feed a family, let alone produce enough extra food to make a profit and break out of poverty. One thing that can help: irrigation. Having an automatic irrigation system, instead of pumping water by hand or lugging it from a local pond or river, dramatically improves productivity.