AgriGate Irrigation Service

Make farming a possibility for all

AgriGate is an infrastructure-as-a-service irrigation outsourcing company providing serving farmers who can't buy irrigation equipment.

Use Case

Most smallholder farmers in developing countries are unable to purchase and install the elaborate irrigation infrastructure necessary to sustain adequate productivity of their small farms. Therefore, a lot of these farmers only rely on rain to supply all the water needs of their crops, which in many cases in inadequate or comes at inappropriate times during the growing cycle. Our service helps such farmer access our mobile irrigation service for a small fee, and enables them to be able to utilize their small pieces of land to produce crops all year round.

Potential

Smallholder farmers being able to produce food only using rain-fed agriculture severely impedes their ability to live high quality lives, in part because the food they're able to produce during rainy seasons is usually insufficient for to feed their families, but also because there's rarely any surplus for sale to meet other needs. This keeps them in chronic poverty. Enabling farmers to grow crops all year round at a small upfront cost improves their overall well-being nutritionally as well as financially. Our mobile irrigation service is also available for large scale commercial farmers who do not want to take on the risk of acquiring in-house irrigation facilities.

Business Case

AgriGate is a social impact-driven business that supports primarily smallholder subsistence farmers with the aim of transforming their small farming operations into businesses that can support their families as well as make savings. These farmers can access our mobile irrigation service at a small cost payable before or after harvest. Another important revenue stream that supports our impact activities is the commercial irrigation services that we provide to large scale farming operations.

Objectives:

  1. To improve the productivity of smallholder farming in impoverished countries through mobile irrigation

Team AgriGate

Kauga, Uganda

Our Team

  • Sarah Akori Uganda Christian U, Uganda
  • , Tuvalu
  • , Tuvalu

Our Mission

Infrastructure-as-a-service irrigation solution for farmers at all scales.

Our Background

We are Computer Science recent graduates adapting IT delivery models for agricultural production.

Our Team

  • Sarah Akori Uganda Christian U, Uganda
  • , Tuvalu
  • , Tuvalu

Our Mission

Infrastructure-as-a-service irrigation solution for farmers at all scales.Read More

Our Background

We are Computer Science recent graduates adapting IT delivery models for agricultural production.Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.