Helen Davies

Helen Davies is Marketing and Communications Manager for Futurepump.
An environmental scientist by background,Davies is based in the UK managing Futurepump’s digital marketing team. She also leads on communications with investors and overseeing the collection and analysis of technical and impact data gathered from the field.

Articles by Helen Davies

  • Helen Davies

    For Solar Irrigation to Grow, the Pump Needs to be Innovative – So Does the Warranty

    Helen Davies at Futurepump writes that the startup has developed a cost-effective, solar-based pump to irrigate crops that is simple to use and maintain, and designed specifically with small rural farms in mind. The firm has already sold 4,000 units and is distributing in 11 African and Asian countries. But beyond the technology, an equally important innovation is the company's five-year warranty on the product, which Davies says is an industry first. She makes the case that solar device makers operating in low-income markets need to stand behind their products with warrantees and service, if customers are going to trust the technology and the manufacturers.

    Agriculture, Energy, Technology
    business development, innovation, smallholder farmers, solar
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