Low-cost solar irrigation pumps for the world's one acre farmers.
There are 500 million one-acre farmers around the world. Rainfall has become very unpredictable due to climate change and fuel for petrol pumps is expensive.
The SF1 solar irrigation pump is both robust and portable. It offers smallholder farmers a cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable alternative to costly and polluting petrol or diesel pumps.
Irrigating crops leads to more reliable harvests and provides the opportunity to grow and sell produce out of season.
This can bring huge economic benefits to the farmers, their families and the wider community.
Access to affordable irrigation is a major limit to farm productivity. In Africa only around 5% of cultivated land is irrigated, compared to 41% in Asia.
Futurepump is on a mission to design, develop and manufacture robust solar irrigation products for small scale farmers. Join in by becoming a distributor!
Meet Our Team
Most of us are based in Western Kenya, but our team is spread around the world, including small offices in the UK, Nairobi, and Kigali, along with our very own manufacturing facility in Rajkot, India.
More about our partners
Futurepump Ltd came about through a partnership of the non-profits iDE and PRACTICA Foundation. Both groups have spent many years developing and field testing solar pumps for low-income smallholder farmers. Futurepump is the commercial vehicle tasked with scaling up that work, and both iDE and PRACTICA remain closely involved in guiding the project, holding seats on the board of Futurepump Ltd.
Futurepump is proud to have the early backing of several major investors and donor agencies to support our social and environmental mission. The logos of these partners are shown below.