Two weeks ago Driptech and Champion Agro inked a deal to bring Driptech’s irrigation systems to the small-plot farmers of Gujarat, India. Champion Agro is a pioneer in agri-retail, building 34 agro clinics across the state of Gujarat in the past 3 years. In addition to these agri-retail malls, the company deals in contract and lease farming, greenhouses, cattle feed, and fresh and processed fruits and vegetables.
Divesh Bhadani (Driptech), Sarah Huber (Driptech), Dhirubai Patel, and Rasik Patel at a Champion Agro farmer meeting in Rajkot, India
As Shamender Sharma, Chief Operating Officer of Champion Agro, told the Business Standard, the land of Saurashtra (Gujarat) where the company mainly works, is mostly rain fed and requires a high level of water resource optimization.
A Driptech-Champion demo in Calabar, India
We are thrilled with this partnership as it broadens Driptech’s social impact by bringing our water saving, labor saving, and yield-increasing product to more farmers throughout India.
Divesh Bhadani (Driptech), Peter Frykman (Driptech) and Sarah Huber (Driptech) visit a Champion Agro outlet in Rajkot, India
Farmers learning about Driptech at a Champion Agro farmer meeting