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USAID Introduces Solar-Powered Irrigation Schemes in Northern Ghana
September 22, 2016
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has introduced solar-powered irrigation schemes in northern Ghana to safeguard farmers the trouble of relying on erratic rains for farming activities in the country’s poorest regions.
“USAID is introducing solar-powered irrigation systems in northern Ghana, the US Ambassador, Mr Robert Jackson said, “farmers will no longer have to rely on unpredictable rains to grow their crops.”
Mr Jackson said this during the launch of an a $3.8 million Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) project aimed at developing a robust master plan to improve Ghana’s power sector planning for efficient, cost-effective and reliable energy supply to consumers.