We are back from COP28 where the message from multiple climate stakeholders was clear – there is no possibility to wait and the time to act is now.
At Spowdi, we have been acting on our mission to future proof food production for several years now. The result is a unique and award-winning and mobile solar-powered water distribution technology for small-hold farmers, combined with an innovative distribution and financing model.
We are ready to create impact for a resilient food system and the evidence is out there. Small-hold farmers, including those present at COP28, have shared their experience on how Spowdi’s smart farming enables them to grow 300% more food in up to 80% less water, without dependencies on fossil fuels. More food translates to higher profitability for the farmer, better livelihoods and keeps the farming community invested with food production.
Our view is that small-hold farmers must be seen as entrepreneurs, and like any other entrepreneur, they require a financial kick-start to be able to invest in innovative technology. This is where other actors, including financing organisations, are needed. The world’s 500 million small-hold farmers can be Impact Generators, transform food production systems and help achieve global food security.
There are a lot of commitments made at COP28 on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action, and pledges over $2.5 billion have been made for the food-climate agenda. This is a welcome step. However, it is important that the commitment extends beyond discussions and results in action on the ground. Climate financing must reach the ‘Impact Generators’ not for piece-meal pilot projects, but at scale.
Spowdi’s message to all climate stakeholders and actors is; We are already out there and we have seen the real impact that is achievable. The time to scale is now and you are welcome to join us to scale the impact!