Bringing water to sub-Saharan Africa | Breakthrough Funding

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bringing water to sub-Saharan Africa

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of an amazing irrigation system

The problem

During the long dry season millions of poor farm families have difficulty accessing water for their own survival and to grow food. Even if an irrigation system can be found, often the pipes laid across hundreds of hectares become blocked or damaged by wildlife.

The solution

The designers in this company developed a remarkable system for water distribution with a new flow mechanism. It allows pipes to be spread across vast areas of land for surface irrigation and automatically distributes water depending on local need. The design has all but eliminated the possibility of blocking and allows farmers and whole communities to irrigate crops and boost harvests cheaply and effectively.

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