Our Wellcome Trust Translation Award enables us to develop our innovative, low cost irrigation pump to improve the health of smallholders in the developing world. The key goal of the project is to show that the NIFTE and combined NIFTE/DAHR can give a demonstrably better output than a treadle pump and are suited to low-medium lift water pumping to enable low-cost drip-irrigation.
The key deliverables of the project are to demonstrate a 27W brake hydraulic power output from the NIFTE component of the NIFTE/DAHR package and show that the DAHR component can be easily installed and function continuously and reliably within a wide-rage of open-well and borehole scenarios. A press release can be found here and further information can be found at the Wellcome Trust website here. Project updates will be posted on our news page.