Design, development and demonstration of smart irrigation system for smallholder farmers in Sudan (3D Irrigation)


GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 3





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About the project

UK-registered Partner: Aston University – Dr Muhammad Imran
Africa-registered Partner: University of Khartoum – Dr Amged Osman Abdelatif

Access to clean, sustainable and cost effective energy solutions for irrigations are primary barriers for agriculture productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa where more than 95% of the agriculture land is rainfed.

This project aims to develop and demonstrate an efficient, cost effective and carbon free hybrid-energy based smart irrigation system in Sudan. During the project, a digital twin of the “hybrid-energy based smart irrigation” will be developed and validated with a 3kWe smart irrigation system.

The project is expected to improve the productivity of the cash and food crops by 15-30% which will ultimately improve the earning of small to medium farmers.


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