Within the framework of the “PISSCA” French Solidarity Programme that focuses on strengthening civil society organisations the Conservation Alliance International association signed, , on Friday, May 4, a financing agreement with the French Embassy for the implementation of a project dubbed "Promoting the adaptation of small farmers to climate change through an integrated irrigation system".
The project aims to establish an integrated irrigation system in northern Ghana (Northern region, Janga and Zhiong communities) by using paving technology that reduces climate change impacts (flooding, etc.) and improves food security.
This method allows the retention of excess rainwater within the water table during the rainy season (which until then ran off without seeping into the soil) and their use during the dry season. This will allow farmers to cultivate their land all year round.
The project is aimed at a hundred farmers, more than 30% of whom are women, who will be trained in this method as well as in the cultivation of high valued vegetables. Support will also be provided to farmers to enable them to access the market and a partnership has already been established with a company to commercialise the beneficiaries’ vegetables.