Integrated Water and Energy Technologies (IWET)

Affordable, modern and clean energy to marginalised communities
2021 SEED Climate Adaptation Award Clean Energy Lilongwe, Malawi

IWET distributes and installs mobile solar-powered water pump systems to small-holder farmer groups in the Mchinji District and solar-for-home systems to households. Farmers use the mobile pumps to pump water from shallow wells for irrigation during the dry season. The systems are sold to farmers using a flexible payment method over a period of 6 months.

The enterprise also conducts training for farmers focusing on use of solar-powered technologies and entrepreneurship skills. Farmers also receive agri-technical advice through a mobile messaging platform developed by IWET to ensure continuous support.

Eco-inclusive Impacts

IWET provides rural households and smallholder farmers who are highly affected by climate change, with clean and effective irrigation technologies, increasing their overall productivity and adaptive capacity to climate impacts.
  • Impacting 10,000 households to benefit from improved food security and nutrition
  • Improved entrepreneurship skills of 80 women and contributing to closing gender gap
  • Benefiting 200 farmers who provide food security to 3,000 households.
  • Eradicating the use of petrol and diesel generators for irrigation amongst small-holder farmers
  • Providing affordable clean energy-powered irrigation to improve agriculture outputs and reduce CO2
  • Increasing awareness of clean energy and eco-friendly technologies to locals
  • Engaging 200 farmers who have experienced improve yields from the use of the mobile solar-powered irrigation
  • Increasing job opportunities in agribusiness to 2,500 in 3 years

 

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

ACADES supports IWET in development of training manuals for entrepreneurship and training small-holder farmers to improve productivity.

Green Impact Technologies (GIT) supplies solar panels and accessories to construct the mobile solar-powered pumps.

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