Al Nur Mixed Farming (“Al Nur”), established in 2005, produces nearly 15 types of cash crops year-round and has a supplementary small-scale dairy operation. It is situated on 6.5-hectares of land; however, only 45 percent of the land was being cultivated due to limited irrigation capacity. The irrigation system relied on an inefficient generator, which consumed costly fuel.
Through a 2014 and 2016 Shuraako-brokered investment, Al Nur was able to increase its land utilization by installing a 100-meter borehole with gravity fed irrigation system and new generator, increasing it’s land cultivation to 60 percent. As a result, employment increased by 47 percent. In 2019, Al Nur secured a third Shuraako-brokered investment through the Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund to increase land utilization with the purchase of two hectares of land for fodder use, drilling of 200-meter borehole complete with irrigation system, a date dehydration machine, and tractor.