This program seeks to promote access to solar-powered irrigation systems for 500 small-holder farmers to improve off-season irrigation and all year round farming to enhance productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers in Ghana and Africa.
The program includes an integrated set of activities that enhances access to clean energy for watering, extension education and market access linkages to enable farmers to increase productivity, food security and incomes.
Due to climate change and resulting variability in rainfall patterns, as well as the rain-fed agriculture practice in Ghana, food crop farmers are unable to achieve the right productive yield they usually expect and their crops always go bad, or they have to depend on laborious watering of their crops year-round as well as purchase fuel for their diesel-powered pumps that make cropping expensive.
Most farmers are also unable to afford solar water pumping systems, and are usually saddled with traditional inefficient systems that affect their productivity and our climate.
The program seeks to use innovative business models to help food crop farmers in Ghana and Africa get access to efficient solar-powered irrigation systems to water their crops all year round. It also includes extension service delivery, integrated plant planning, access to market and off-taker linkages, in order to help them cultivate all year round as well as increase their incomes and productivity.
About 500 solar water pumping systems will be distributed to Rural and low-income farmers to help in improving food security at the community and national levels.
Innovative business models are being explored including energy for food program, cooperative farmers ownership, pay as you go, crowdfunding, lease to own, mobile solar irrigation systems, fees for service among others to enhance adoption.
Whiles ISEES raise funds to pilot these initiatives, we are open for partnerships, project development, investors, private sector and development partners to help us achieve our goals of empowering small holder farmers with climate smart irrigation solutions to achieve food security in Ghana
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