aQysta,developed a technology hydro-powered irrigation pump which is a sustainable alternative for diesel and even solar pumps. These Barsha pumps allow for constant, round-the-clock irrigation without requiring any fuel, electricity or manual work to be operated. As the pump has no operating costs and requires only minimal maintenance, the pump is drastically cheaper compared to diesel and solar pumps over its lifetime. However, the higher initial investment is required to purchase the Barsha pump as compared to a diesel pump. Therefore a customer finance model was designed and introduced.
“Impressive to hear the rainy sound of irrigation in dry season provided by the hydro-powered pumps of aQysta. We visited their business activities on Sumba. On this Indonesian island the dry season last 8 months. Now farmers can grow more crops and also different crops. Increasing food security, food autonomy, adding nutrients to the diet and provide additional income. The time saved is used to generate income from other activities as well.” According to Saskia Reus, CEO Climate Circle
We supported aQysta with customized business advice and seed funding via the business support track we designed and managed for Aqua for All.
"The business support has been very hands onand is helping us to further define our international distribution strategy and to develop financial mechanisms for our Barsha Pump, to reach an even larger base of farmers" Lennart Budelmman, CEO of aQysta
Read the article of the UN about their Climate Change Conference in Bonn and the potential they see in aQysta here