Eagle Lager constructs irrigation facility for famers in Nabio-Paga

December 21, 2016
Source: thebftonline |Ghana
Eagle Lager constructs irrigation facility for famers in Nabio-Paga

Eagle Lager, Accra Brewery Limited’s (ABL) cassava beer brand, has initiated a sustainable livelihood project in select communities across the country to sustain their farming activities as well as improve upon their income levels.

Sustainable development is a key ambition for Eagle Lager and the long-term sustainability of the business depends on growing economies, healthy communities and responsible use of scarce natural resources.

It is in line with this goal that Eagle Lager has developed a project to grow local economies through agro-based and social intervention programmes.

One of these initiatives is the construction of a furrow irrigation system with a solar-powered mechanized borehole for rural farmers.

Residents of Nabio in Paga , a farming community of 5,000 people, were proud recipients of this facility to sustain their farming projects .

There are two distinct seasons in the north. The rainy season which runs between May and September and a long dry season from October to March with hardly any rains.

Inaugurating the project,  George Nontera, the District Chief Executive of the area noted that the project is to offer an alternative to rain-fed agriculture, thereby enabling the farmers to cultivate their dry season vegetable farming.  

Jerry Gokah, Senior Brands Manager, in charge of the Eagle Farmer Project, said the introduction of the Eagle Lager Beer has created a significant number of direct and indirect sources of employment for farmers and others along the value chain.