Our Smart Farming partnership network

Spowdi works with partners in Asia, Africa and Europe. Together, we enable small-hold farmers to future-proof food production by significantly increasing their harvests with just a fraction of the water, while removing dependencies on fossil fuels. Read more about our Smart Farming partnerships below.

Working together towards a greener tomorrow, our partners makes sure that Smart Farming is available to those who need it most.

Almi Invest GreenTech

Sweden

SHL Medical

Switzerland

Jaljeevika

India

Jain Irrigation

India

RSF

Bangladesh

ChildFund International

Kenya

Working together towards a greener tomorrow, our partners makes sure that Smart Farming is available to those who need it most.

Almi Invest GreenTech

Sweden

SHL Medical

Switzerland

Jaljeevika

India

Jain Irrigation

India

RSF

Bangladesh

ChildFund International

Kenya

SHL Medical

SHL Medical is a world-leading solutions provider of advanced medical delivery devices such as autoinjectors, pen injectors, and wearable drug delivery systems. SHL Medical has supported Spowdi Smart Farming & the Water Drop Initiative to enable economic independence to women farmers in India.

“In our core operations, enabling patients’ independence is our purpose and guiding principle. Building on this, we have made a difference in the quality of life for millions. We are pleased and proud that through our involvement with Spowdi we are now reaching even more people outside our main business, helping them to manage their livelihood more self-sufficiently.”

Ulrich Faessler, CEO, SHL Medical

Jain Irrigation

Jain Irrigation Systems Limited is a diversified agricultural conglomerate with 33 manufacturing bases spread over four continents. Jain Irrigation is the largest micro-irrigation company in the world and has partnered with Spowdi to manufacture drip lines for the Spowdi Smart Farming system.

Almi Invest GreenTech

Almi Invest is a venture capital company and Sweden’s most active startup investor. The company’s GreenTech Fund of SEK 650 million invests in Swedish early-stage startups that work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2020, the Almi Invest GreenTech Fund provided Spowdi with venture capital for product development.

“The system brings significant climate benefits … In India alone, there are 8 million diesel-driven pumps today. There are great opportunities to scale the offering with new products, services, and applications, which makes us see good prospects for the company to succeed.”

Boris Gyllhamn, Investment Manager, Almi Invest Greentech

SEWA

SEWA or the Self-Employed Women’s Association is the world’s largest association of informal workers, with 2.9 million women as members across India. SEWA works to ensure its members are collectively self-reliant and economically independent. Together, Spowdi and SEWA aims to introduce Smart Farming to tens of thousands of women small-hold farmers in India under the Water Drop Initiative.

“The Water Drop Initiative of Smart Farming Alliance is very much aligned with SEWA’s Swacch Aakash Campaign, where our mission is to work for creating more green livelihoods, and creating clean air, clean water, and cleaner skies for the next generation. This will help build the resilience of poor women workers including small farmers in the rural areas of India. It will generate green livelihoods.”

Reemaben Nanavaty, Director, SEWA

Jaljeevika

Jaljeevika is a not-for-profit organization that works with improving the livelihoods for fish farmers across India through improving access to knowledge, institutions and markets. Jaljeevika’s mission is to impact 1 million fish farmers by the year 2030. Together, Jaljeevika and Spowdi enable traditional fish farmers to improve their produce and adopt integrated farming, providing them an additional income through crop production.

“The collaboration between Jaljeevika and Spowdi exemplifies the spirit of World Environment Day, as it promotes sustainable practices and environmental conservation in the aquaculture industry. This groundbreaking solution significantly contributes to reducing carbon emissions and fostering a greener, more sustainable future.”

Jaljeevika

NISE

NISE stands for National Institute of Solar Energy and is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. Together, NISE and Spowdi have set-up a reference Smart Farm at the NISE premises in Gurugram, where Spowdi Smart Farming technology is evaluated. The Smart Farm is also used as a learning centre for institutions, agricultural universities, and farmer communities. The produce from the farm is used in the NISE canteen.

“Climate change poses a threat to agriculture and Solar Energy is an important solution for sustainable agriculture. The solar based micro-irrigation Farm, introduced in collaboration with NISE, showcases a futuristic micro-irrigation system that can help deal with the challenges of watering farmland in a more efficient way.” 

Dr. Jai Prakash SinghDeputy Director General of NISE (MNRE), Government of India

ChildFund International

ChildFund International is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to help children in need across the world. The community-centered organisation works closely with local and grassroots partners to provide relevant support suitable for each community.

During COP28, Spowdi and Childfund signed a MoU to introduce Smart Farming technologies to tens of thousands of small-hold farmers in Kenya, in order to adapt to the effects of climate change. In addition to providing farmers with Smart Farming technology, the partnership aims to also establish reference sites, testbeds, and training hubs for farmers, trainers, distributors, educationists, and other partners.

“This partnership could not have come at a better time when many communities are reeling from the effects of climate change, manifested by frequent droughts. By adopting Spowdi’s award-winning technology, our farmers will be able to grow more food using less water. This way families will have enough for their consumption and surplus for sale, as they work to build resilient livelihoods that are not always shaken by the effects of climate change.”

Chege Ngugi, Africa Regional Director, ChildFund International 

RSF

Rural Services Foundation, RSF, is a not-for-profit organization located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The foundation works with helping rural people out of poverty by enabling them to generate income through programs involving technologies such as solar home system, solar irrigation pump and improved cooking stoves.

The partnership between Spowdi and RSF aims to establish and scale Smart Farming in Bangladesh by supporting small-hold farmers in adopting the innovative technology to increase their harvests, thereby improving their livelihoods. Approximately 16,000 farms have been identified and deemed suitable to be converted into Smart Farms within 3 years.