No upfront costs for aQysta hydro powered irrigation pumps
aQysta installed two of its Barsha pumps in Sindhuli, Nepal, for irrigation purposes. Farmers got the pumps via aQysta's Easi-Pay scheme, where they can use the pump now, and pay only after a harvest.
Irrigation without fuel
For smallholder farmers in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, watering crops can be a challenge. Traditional pumps require constant repairs, refuelling, or large upfront investments.
Especially for these farmers aQysta developed its Barsha pump, a low-cost pump to irrigate their fields without using any fuel or electricity.
The hydro-powered pump is easily implemented anywhere nearby flowing water and requires little maintenance.
aQysta installed it’s first 6 Barsha pumps in Nepal in 2014 and now also has pumps operational in India, Indonesia, Malawi, Kenya and Colombia.
The two pumps that were recently installed for smallholder farmers in Nepal are pre-financed via aQysta’s Easi-Pay scheme.
This scheme concept allows farmers to buy a Barshap pump, use it to irrigate their crops, and pay for it only after a good harvest.
Easi-Pay is a credit card plan for monthly repayment of large investments or for peak-shaving service costs, such as energy-bills.
Farming in dry season
aQysta’s Easi-Pay scheme helps the famers to grow vegetables even in the dry season without having to depend on rainfall and having to worry about which crops to plant when.
With the Barsha Pump, water from the river easily flows into their farm with zero operating costs and without emitting any gas emissions.
aQysta is a start up at Delft University of Technology that developed the first type of hydro-powered Barsha pump. It is a water wheel propelled pump that utilizes the energy from the flow of rivers and canals to pump water without requiring any fuel or electricity to be operated.