Food production

The impact on food security at local level has been identified as a pertinent issue that is addressed as part of the holistic development planning for the project. Through access to irrigation schemes for the outgrower communities it will significantly enhance the ability of farmers to increase productivity per hectare and thereby produce a reliable food supply and increased income. It is anticipated that in line with experience of previous similar developments, in addition to increased income through the commercial crop, the production of food crops will also increase leading to a surplus which will also be sold.