farming in West Africa

Around 3/4 of West Africa’s 350 million population are smallholder subsistence farmers. In Senegal, where we have begun developing our micro drip project, crops have failed the last 2 out of 3 years as a result of seasonal variations and reduced rainfalls.

Micro-drip is a low-cost, low-tech watering system, using up to 80% less water than traditional irrigation techniques. It offers farmers the opportunity to grow high value crops year round. With better crops, families eat well and have a higher income.

our kits

One of the biggest issues facing Senegal’s 10 million subsistence farmers is the affordable finance, training and support needed to access new technologies successfully.

Our turnkey micro drip kits combine durable micro drip technology, in a range of kit sizes, with micro financing options and on the ground support in using the kits.

‘goutte à goutte’

micro drip pilot

We have out rolled a small scale pilot of micro drip with partnered villages in Northern Senegal setting up our first system in April 2015. We are tracking how the villagers use the equipment and the growing cycles of the crops they have sown, measuring the impact and the change it brings as we go.