The Global Challenge
More than 500 million farmers across the world rely solely on rain water or surface irrigation methods to grow their crops, resulting in poor water supply, and ultimately, poor crop yields.
At Aggrico, we work to increase crop yields of small shareholder farmers, enabling them to earn a viable living from their land, uplifting them from poverty.
We envision a world where global food security is addressed by moving millions of smallholder farmers out of poverty, by increasing crop yields through affordable access to sustainable irrigation technologies.
Founded in 2018, Aggrico is a social enterprise with a mission to end rural poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through the distribution of solar powered irrigation tools, our aim is to increase the crop yields of small shareholder farmers, and thereby enable them to improve farming productivity and build better livelihoods.
Working with multiple farmers on demonstration farms in Ghana and Kenya, we teach efficient, sustainable techniques on how best to grow and sell their produce. We currently have team members in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Hong Kong and the UAE, and are in rapid growth phase.
The Aggrico Solution
Designed with the smallholder farmer in mind, the Aggrico Solar Irrigation Kit is a plug and play solution, critically focusing on portability, ease of installation and efficient use of natural water resources. With zero running costs, proven to increase crop yields by up to 3x and reduce water usage by up to 60%, we provide a modern, semi-automated, and scientific method of irrigation through an affordable means.