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Driptech

Partnership period: July 2013 – November 2014

Countries: India

ACHIEVEMENTS: More than 1,779 Instakits were sold to Indian, sub-Saharan African, and other farmers during the program partnership, contributing to yield increases of 50 percent and labor savings of 80 percent. Driptech is now expanding into African markets.

PURPOSE: Commercialize the Instakit, a small-scale drip irrigation system.

APPROACH: Driptech worked with vegetable export businesses, local distributors, and import businesses. The system is affordable and customizable, and farmers can install these half-acre and one-acre drip irrigation systems in less than three hours.