SunCulture in the press

Recognitions & Mentions

Business Daily

Brookside eyes solar water pumps to boost milk output.


Groundbreaking $11m syndication for SunCulture to expand solar irrigation.


SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time.


SunCulture Annual Letter 2020

Business Daily

Our CEO Samir Ibrahim shares his personal reflections on the journey of building SunCulture (August 2019)


SunCulture is featured at Microsoft Inspire, the annual summit for Microsoft’s partner community (July 2019)

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps and MasterCard Foundation look at SunCulture as a case study on productive use of solar to increase incomes (April 2019)

BBC World Service

BBC World Service spotlights SunCulture for increasing agricultural productivity and resilience to climate change (March 2019)

Shell Foundation

Shell Foundation covers the launch of SunCulture’s Rainmaker 2, with a smart energy management system and IoT capabilities (February 2019)

London Stock Exchange

SunCulture named among the London Stock Exchange Group’s Companies to Inspire Africa (January 2019)


Deep dive on SunCulture’s work on artificial intelligence and precision agriculture, with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative (December 2018)


CDC and Acumen Lean Data publish an impact analysis of how SunCulture changes the lives of our customers (November 2018)

The Economist

SunCulture featured for our contributions to sustainable agriculture in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Fixing Food 2018 report (November 2018)

Financial Times

Financial Times awards SunCulture for Excellence in Transformational Agriculture and Achievement in Sustainable Development (June 2018)

CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa interviews SunCulture CEO Samir Ibrahim on de-risking smallholder agriculture in Africa (May 2018)

Unreasonable Institute

Unreasonable Institute reports on how SunCulture improves livelihoods and educational outcomes for farming families (March 2018)

Next Billion

Irrigation is the first step to getting smallholder farmers up the productivity ladder, writes our CEO in a blog post for Next Billion (November 2017)

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review highlights SunCulture as a company transforming African agriculture through digital technology (May 2017)


SunCulture CEO Samir Ibrahim is named to the Forbes 30-Under-30, as a change-maker in energy (January 2017)


SunCulture CEO Samir Ibrahim shares our vision for transforming agriculture by viewing smallholder farmers as customers (January 2015)