Drip Irrigation to Food Markets broadens the service, Clean Water, and enables a prolific agriculture with versatile crops and increases yields, thus creating opportunities for Nutritious Food for farmers and their families. Furthermore, this service generates micro- to medium-sized businesses, and village-farmers can sell diverse products to local markets, or farmers are able to cultivate organic products for exports, e.g., such as the EPOPA program (http://www.grolink.se/epopa/Publications/) and the Benin solar-powered drip irrigation system with eight gardens (http://www.ndf.fi/projects/benin), the solar technology provided by NAPS solar systems (http://www.napssystems.com/en). Food markets are the main sector in BOP markets, and estimations for the future indicate Africa’s total agriculture and agribusiness could create an industry opportunity of 1 000 billion USD (http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTAFRICA/Resources/africa-agribusiness-report-2013.pdf)

We have conducted the TAMAA Case study, which provides you more about solar powered system for Drip Irrigation to Food Markets and other basic needs and community development, Available: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-60-3714-1