Meet Phuph Singh Patel, a farmer in Chhattisgarh, India. Phuph Singh Patel stays at Balod district with his wife and three children. Phuph Singh Patel has a one-acre farm and a few cattle. He is also a handloom weaver. In 2021, he adopted the Spowdi system for improved farming.
At his one-acre farm Phuph Singh Patel grows okra, bitter gourd, and beans. Earlier, Phuph Singh Patel was dependent on the erratic electricity supply to draw water from his 5 metre deep well and irrigate his field. As a result, he would flood the farm at one go, resulting in huge water wastage.
A few months ago, he switched to the Spowdi system, which drip-irrigates his one-acre farm using the sun as the only power source. As a result, Phuph Singh Patel has been able to save water and has seen his beans crop grow better, faster and taller.
More crop yield helps Phuph Singh Patel earn a better livelihood. It also gives him quality time with his family and more time for his other source of earning, which is weaving.
Okra, beans, gourds
Size of farm
Higher crop yields, lower costs
Increase crop yields on existing farmland with Spowdi’s solar-powered drip irrigation system, proven to generate higher crop yield with significantly less water and lower operating costs compared with fossil fuel pumps.
Save water with precision farming
By distributing water directly to the plant drop by drop, the Spowdi Mobile Pro system, combined with drip irrigation, can save up to 80% of water compared with traditional irrigation methods like flooding.
Save time for other activities
Using our solar-powered drip irrigation system instead of traditional irrigation, often done manually, saves significant time for farmers and their families, to engage in other life-enriching activities, including education.
Discover other Spowdi stories
Small-hold farmers play a crucial role in driving an agricultural evolution that is fossil-free and regenerative. Spowdi’s fossil-free irrigation system enables them to secure higher crop yields, greater profitability, and with it, greater independence. Read more about Spowdi adopters and ambassadors below.
SEWA sisters train in Spowdi Smart Farming
Spowdi has initiated the ‘Train the Trainer Programme’ in collaboration with the SEWA-supported Grassroot Trading Network for Women and SHL Medical. The program aims to provide education and training for SEWA grassroots members to be expert trainers in ‘Smart Farming’ and thereby enabling them to become economically independent micro-entrepreneurs. women's independence.