Farmers are considered as the backbone of one’s nation. Not only they produce food, but they also work tirelessly under the scorching heat of the sun—and a deadly virus too! This makes them frontliners as well, and it is important to serve their needs so they can continue to serve the people.
SOLution (Solar-powered Irrigation System for Farming Communities) is one of ASSIST’s private sector partnership projects that is tailored to uplifting the lives of the farming community by improving their harvest. Grundfos Pumps Philippines recently won the Poul Due Jensen Social Responsibility Award, which awarded diploma, statuette, and 20,000 EUR donation to ASSIST to install more solar-powered pumps in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
Last September 28-29, training was conducted in Norzagaray which was attended by about 50 farmers where they learned about solar-powered irrigation systems and how they can use it to boost their farming activities. Further assisting their harvests, 2 out of 3 pumps have already been installed in the province with the third pump set for installation by the end of October.