The Irrigation Service Manager for Interplast Ghana, Mr.Haidar Malhas said, Interplast, a company known for importation and distribution of plastic pipes is now engaged in providing irrigation services to farmers through a new technology called ‘Drip Irrigation Technology.’
According to him, the Drip Irrigation Technology is the application of voltages that are made up of fertilizers and chemicals that circulate into the roots of the plants directly by the lineup pipes.
He said for a farmer to have access to drip irrigation technology, one needs to plough the land as part of land preparation before planting and after which the expert from the company do the perfect setting and installation with the use of hydropower supply.
Speaking in an interview with Edwin Larbi ,the host of Agrotech, on the topic “New technologies to improve agricultural productions,” Mr. Haidar said, the new technology saves a lot of water from being wasted and also increase yields by quantity and quality of plants as compare to other plants who do not have access to drip irrigation
Drip Irrigation is made up of fertilizers and chemicals that withstand climate changes and also control insect and pest that destroy plants and vegetables.
According to him, Interplast Ghana has entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation Department to provide the needed education on technology to farmers especially; small scale farmers, students and other stakeholders in the agricultural development chain on the need for the integration of the current technology in farming to increase yields.
The company has realized that Ghana is rich in natural resources, peace, and bright future.
Mr. Haidar Malhas further emphasized that the company is considering establishing Drip Irrigation Technology in Ghana next year, to curtail the importation.
Source: Prince Paul Amuzu/ritefmonline.org