“The partnership will select students who are keen to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which will give them a career for life,” Daniel Bordabossana adds. “Graduates will be given responsibility for managing land in Yagaba, so the program will have an exponential impact on the region’s economy.
“Case IH is a leader in the sugarcane business and the crop has significant potential because of the availability of land and water in this region. Not only are we teaching farmers how to work with sugarcane, but also how to work in a modern agricultural sector so they can transfer their skills to almost any crop.”
IWAD has already developed the first state-of-the-art 400-hectare commercial irrigation scheme in Northern Ghana, with the goal of expanding sugarcane production to 6,000 hectares. This venture is expected to create 15,000 new jobs and benefit the economy in Northern Ghana significantly, but the key will be to ensure that enough well-trained men and women graduate from Damongo Agricultural College.
CASE IH JXT55T
Rated power: 55hp (40kW)
Engine size: 2.931 cm3
Transmission: 8 fwd/ 2 rev
Driveline: 2WD or 4WD
Type: Common Rail Diesel with 24 valves, turbocharged and intercooled
Max. lift capacity: 1,920 kg