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Touch the Soil News #938 (Feature photo – Solar Water Pumping – courtesy of EcoZen) There are many new companies out there that are trying to re-invent agriculture. And, there at millions of dollars of venture capital ready to assist. Interestingly, many of these innovations are taking place in third-world countries. It is not surprising that some of the inventions are intended to help people of modest means. EcoZen is a company from India that has developed solar-powered refrigeration systems for small farmers operating in electricity-insecure regions. In addition, EcoZen has developed solar powering of small irrigation systems. It is interesting to note that by leapfrogging over coal and nuclear…

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