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Land Dispute Costs Ghana Irrigation Project

A longstanding land dispute which continues to brew raw tensions in the Bole district of the Northern region has threatened the survival of a $3,139,383 poverty alleviation project. The project, Babator Irrigated Farming Hub, an initiative of the Africa Agriculture Development Company (AgDevCo) a social impact investor and project in Agriculture sector missioned to reduce poverty, hunger, under-nutrition and improve food security. The project is aimed at providing for Ghana, a largest irrigated food production and processing operation of about 26,687 hectares irrigation farm. It is expected to provide 1,000 in- grower farmers a full set of agro-economic goods, services and marketing support, supply an improved and locally adapted seed to some 40,00 farmers and create at least 150 permanent jobs.

Neil Palmer/CIAT

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