Making irrigation efficient, and agriculture sustainable
DATE OF INITIAL INVESTMENT
N-Drip is the first and only micro-irrigation solution to be powered by gravity alone. With no external energy source and no water filtration required, this disruptive technology enables farmers to produce higher yields, while optimizing water management and use of fertilizers, all at a lower conversion cost, making it the ultimate alternative to flood irrigation.
Rapid population growth is expected to result in a 70% increase in demand for agriculture production and food. At the same time, the growth in population together with the effects of climate change cause severe pressure on the planet’s water resources. To face these combined challenges, agriculture will need to increase production using less water. Currently, 85% of global irrigable land relies on “flood irrigation” for crop production, because switching to more efficient existing micro-irrigation systems is cost-prohibitive for many crops and farmers.
N-Drip’s first-to-market gravity-based drip irrigation solution unlocks this large, mostly untapped market by offering the water utilization efficiencies of traditional microirrigation systems at a significantly lower price point and with reduced requirements for high water pressure, electricity, and filtering.
N-Drip’s gravity micro-irrigation solution can be applied to fields varying in size, crop, water source, and other features. In addition to large commercial fields, it is now used by Small-Holder farmers in developing regions – enhancing food security.
Across the globe N-Drip irrigated fields were able to save 60% of water while increasing yields by at least 15%. Scalable implementation of N-Drips solution will increase total proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture; leading to significant water savings and improved yield that subsequently enhance global food security.