eclareon supports capacity building project for Pakistani stakeholders in modern irrigation management using solar energy

Berlin, September 30, 2019 - Pakistan's economy is heavily agricultural. The sector accounts for almost 20% of gross domestic product, with about half of the population active in it.

A consulting project initiated by GIZ Pakistan and the non-profit training institute ideas into energy and supported by a consortium of water and energy experts from Germany aims to establish the exchange of know-how with Pakistani decision-makers on innovative solutions in irrigation management with the use of solar energy.

In addition to eclareon, the German consulting company Irriport, which specializes in irrigation solutions, and 8.2 Renewable Energy Experts specializing in renewable energy projects and operating in Pakistan are involved.

By November 2019, a market analysis of the potential of irrigation solutions using solar technology in Pakistan will be prepared and made available on the Internet for free. In addition, a trip is organized by German irrigation experts to Pakistan and a study trip to Germany for Pakistani experts from agriculture.

The market study, the trip and the study trip identify up to three pilot projects for various exemplary agricultural applications in Pakistan, which have a high potential for dissemination. With the help of GIZ and local partners, the selected projects shall be further developed and realized by the end of 2020.