Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Inventor of irrigation pumps for African farmers wins a $100,000 award

AP reported earlier today that Martin Fisher, the inventor of manual irrigation pumps used by poor farmers in Africa, has won the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Fischer is the co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit KickStart, which develops and markets tools such as the pumps that can help small-scale rural farmers.

Kudos to Martin Fisher! According to the report, nearly 62,000 people in Kenya, Tanzania and Mali are running profitable businesses by using KickStart’s MoneyMaker pumps.

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