Which smart interventions are best placed to address the significant immediate and long-term disruptions farmers are facing given COVID, environmental threats, and climatic variability? How can we design interventions that actively build resilience, whilst also addressing immediate threats to food security? What role can Solar Water Pumps play in achieving Kenya’s Big Four agenda?
AgriFin has teamed with Dalberg to understand impacts and acceleration pathways for the adoption of solar water pumps on Kenya’s agricultural sector. Affordability, financing, limited awareness, and unreliable water access are critical barriers to the uptake of solar irrigation technologies in Kenya. If significant interventions were developed and launched to address each one of these constraints, together, we project that 1.7 million farmers could increase their daily income by an average of 1.8 times in the next ten years.