Mamane Abdou Kané, a young Nigerien, has developed an agricultural tele-irrigation system. This system allows market gardeners in the country to remotely water their farm using a device consisting of an energy production system, a dewatering system and irrigation devices.
The device works in a simple way: the user dials a short number on his laptop which connects it directly to a database managed by Tech-Innov, the promoter company that identifies the client and connects him to his garden for irrigation. It is triggered by SMS for literate market gardeners and by voice command for illiterate people. Abdou Mamane Kane intends to use his tool to provide a long-term solution to the irrigation problems in Africa linked in particular to the arduous work of the farmers and the time taken by manual irrigation.
In Niger, around 100 copies of the system have already been sold. The promoter plans to make its invention accessible to the greatest number by establishing partnerships with specialized financial institutions.
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