An environmental scientist by background, Helen works for Futurepump Ltd and is predominantly based in the UK. Her role involves assisting with grant management and the collection and analysis of the technical and impact data gathered from the field. An important part of her role is ensuring that all this data is not just hidden away in a spreadsheet! Through blog and article writing Helen shares the positive impact Futurepump has and the benefits brought to smallholder farmers.
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There are over 500 million smallholder farmers globally, farming plots of land less than 2 ha in area. Many are struggling to make a living from farming and are looking for ways to increase productivity. Research shows that small farm productivity can be doubled by irrigation. However, many smallholder farmers struggle to irrigate their land. The solution: a sustainable method of irrigation which decouples volumes of irrigation water from volumes of gasoline or diesel fuel consumed - the SF1 solar pump from Futurepump.