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  • What is the procedure for getting GIDA on board to setup an Irrigation scheme for a community?

ANS: A letter addressed to the Chief Executive of GIDA indicating expression of interest . A technical team will be dispatched to conduct a feasibility study to collect pertinent field data for consideration.

  • How can one become an Irrigation farmer? 

ANS: Write a letter addressed to the Project/Scheme Manager of the scheme in question requesting for land allocation.

  •  What is the procedure of securing land for Irrigation?

ANS: After submission of an application, a Land Allocation Committee vets the application an advises management accordingly.

  • With the PPP has GIDA gotten any partner?

ANS: Yes, we have Golden Exotic at Asuntware/ Kpong irrigation scheme

  • What role does PPP seeks to play in Irrigation?

ANS: they are to service as anchor farmers who will provide funds and logistics to farmers.


  • What is Irrigation?

ANS: Irrigation is the artificial application of precise amounts of water and or nutrients directly to the root zone of a plant for efficient use of limited water resources.

  • Is it possible to setup Irrigation Scheme in a community where there is no water?

ANS: Yes, investigation can be done to ascertain the possibility of using borehole or well. For more information contact us.

  • Why Irrigation is not doing well in Ghana as compare to other African countries such as Burkina Faso, where a lot of tomato is been produced for domestic consumption and export?

ANS: Because of people attitude towards irrigation farming and the over dependence on availability of rains. In Burkina faso rainfall is scares hence the people has no alternative than to result to irrigation 

  • What are the major constrains that famers in Irrigation Schemes are facing?

ANS: There is land tenure challenges, encroachment of arable lands and as wells as high electricity tariffs in some pumping schemes

  • Why is it that there is no Irrigation Scheme in the WESTERN REGION?

ANS: there is almost an all year round rainfall pattern in the region

  • What the difference between a dam and a dugout?

ANS: Dam is built across a valley where as dugouts are dug/sung in the ground. Dugouts are large reservoirs of water that can be pumped at a much faster rate than most wells. For more information contact us.

  • Can we Irrigate Maize?

ANS: Yes, especially in the dry season but in the rainy season, it will be an economically wise decision to irrigate maize.


  • Why are some of GIDA projects not functioning well?

ANS: Even though there may be operational and maintenance challenges. These challenges are mostly from the farmers who are not willing to pay their service charges for the maintenance of the project.

  • Why are some of our projects under construction have not been completed?

ANS: Some of the projects have not been completed on time partly due to funding challenges  


  • How is rice processed after harvesting?

ANS: Normally, the threshold is cleaned and dried to the recommended moisture content (M.C. of 12%) and after sold/ stored for future use. Some farmers also use rice in paddy. There are milling machines in most of our schemes to mill and tone the rice.

  • How do I get better value for my irrigated crops?

ANS:    The hybrid grown must be of high quality
Farmers must adhere to proper post harvesting techniques
Farmers should grow crops out of the normal season so that the demand will be high

  • How do we address post harvest losses?

ANS: Proper postharvest handling techniques should be employed (Eg. Mechanized harvesting and/ threshing of rice can reduce loss. It is good to announce at that there are combined harvesters on most of the scheme. umj

  • Storage should be handled well to avoid storage pest invasion that destroys quality of produce
  • Proper storage (cooling system) for vegetable handling should be the key in producing postharvest lost in vegetable cultivation
  • How does GIDA market irrigated farm produce?

ANS: GIDA does not produce crops OR go directly into farming. However GIDA does market surveys to assist farmers fix their prices, beside we also solicit for industries to purchase the produce at appreciable cost.


  • Are farmers provided with Personal Protective Equipments (PPE’s) during cropping activities?

ANS: Farmers are advised and trained on the use of PPE’s

  • Is Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted for intended/proposed projects?


  • Are farmers trained on safe methods for disposal of used fertilizer cans/containers?


  • Are Irrigation Water Quality Studies conducted for proposed irrigation projects?




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