Innovator creates solar powered irrigation system

Pechulano interviews
Pechulano (with headphones) and innovator Ndeta Beuma’a

In the African country of Cameroon, the lack of readily available water during the dry season can hurt a farmer’s ability to grow crops all year.

Ndeta Beuma’a, a master’s student in power systems engineering, faculty of engineering and technology at the University of Buea in Cameroon, has developed a solar powered irrigation system that automatically brings water to crops when they need them.

His system may let farmers irrigate their crops during the dry season and in dry soils, allowing the crops to grow throughout the year.

Photo: Pechulano Ali

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