- Country: India, select export markets
- Award period: July 2013 - November 2014
- Website: http://www.driptech.com
Collaborating with Indian vegetable export companies, local distributors, and import companies, Driptech is commercializing the Instakit, a small-scale drip irrigation system in a box. The system is affordable and customizable, and farmers can install these half-acre and one-acre drip irrigation systems themselves in under three hours. In addition to gaining market share with Indian smallholders, Driptech is expanding into select African markets.
Outcome: More than 1,000 Indian, sub-Saharan African, and other farmers purchased the Instakit during the award period, contributing to yield increases of 50 percent and labor savings of 80 percent.