AQysta

Netherlands

aQysta has developed an innovative water-powered water irrigation pump for smallholder farmers without requiring any fuel or electricity. Branded as the ‘Barsha Pump’, where Barsha means rain in Nepalese, the product has helped more than 10,000 farmers across 25 countries practice irrigated farming during the dry season, with no operating costs and with no pollution to the environment.

To make sure the Barsha pumps reach the poorest farmers, aQysta has initiated the GROWN farm incubator, where farmers receive agricultural training and guaranteed market access in addition to the pump, at no upfront cost, on a revenue-sharing mechanism. We grow farmers!

A Small Business Agenda

All around the globe, thousands of food small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their expert supporters were asked, “How to boost the role of SMEs in providing good food for all?” This report shares their compelling response. Executive Summary: Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish