Commemorating the one-year anniversary of Spowdi – NISE Smart Farm

Today is World Environment Day, which also marks the one-year anniversary of the Spowdi Smart Farm at the premises of National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) in India. The Smart Farm uses the Spowdi Mobile Pro MKII to irrigate a variety of crops, and NISE is continuously assessing its performance and capability to drip-irrigate the 400 square metre area.

One of the main themes of this year’s World Environment Day is drought resilience. Water is one of our most important resources. However, according to UNICEF, billions of people around the world are affected by water scarcity in one way or another. The challenge is especially acute in agriculture, which relies heavily on water, making it one of the biggest consumers of water in the world.

The Smart Farm at NISE showcases how innovative solutions can aid in mitigating these issues, both by adapting farming practices to current conditions and by lowering the stress inflicted on our water resources. The Spowdi Smart Farming system enables efficient water usage by utilizing less water, while simultaneously generating more crops. This allows the small-hold farmers to be more adaptable to the present conditions of water scarcity while also allowing the area’s groundwater to recover through sustainable water usage.

The video below shows the story of our Smart Farm at NISE, from its inauguration one year ago until its first harvest.

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