Oorja’s mission is to empower 10 million farmers globally by 2030 with the agricultural services they need to sustainably increase their income and quality of life. It provides solar-powered affordable services of irrigation, milling and cooling to smallholder farmers that were previously reliant on diesel engines for their on-farm energy needs.
The round has been subscribed by Schneider Electric Energy Access Asia (SEEAA) with grants from Water & Energy for Food Grand Challenge (WE4F) and the DOEN Foundation. The new capital will be used for agri-energy infrastructure projects and to expand operations and the team in northern India.
Fabio Mondini de Focatiis, commented: “Oorja represents a great example of an innovative farming company. Thanks to the capital raise, Oorja will be able to increase agricultural productivity reducing on-farm carbon emissions and supporting and empowering local communities.”