Farmers set to receive solar irrigation equipment

An investor in the agricultural sector Skyfox Limited is set to supply 1,600 farmers a solar-powered irrigation pump to help them increase their yield and produce.

The Chief Executive Officer of Skyfox Limited, Mr Patrick Apoya said in an interview that his company targets crop farmers who farm along the Afram River and the effort is in line with their five-year integrated aquaculture and crop production programme which is fully funded by USAID with support from the Afram Plains Development Organization (APDO).

According to Mr Apoya, the programme is in its second year running and they plan to deal more with crop farmers this year as the first year of the programme was focused on fish farmers. 

He said logistics would be supplied to farmers at a subsidy and farmers are given ample time to pay gradually after every harvest they make.

Mr Apoya said the gesture would be replicated in Kete- Krachie and Brekuso to ensure that more farmers are enrolled onto the programme.

Mr Apoya called on farmers who have not registered with skyfox to do so and called on the youth to take advantage of the programme to venture into agriculture.

Mr Apoya believes the program would create job avenues and help combat the rural-urban migration challenge in the operational areas of the programme.


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