Al Nur Mixed Farming (“Al Nur”), established in 2005, is located in the fertile Jibgale Valley, outside of Garowe, Puntland. The farm 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% of the land was being cultivated due to limited irrigation capacity. The irrigation system relied on an inefficient generator, which consumed costly fuel.
Al Nur received financing to install a gravity fed irrigation system that includes a modern and efficient generator and pump. The irrigation system has allowed the farm to fully utilize its land and increase its production capacity. Investment proceeds were also used to procure a grass-cutting machine to reap fodder more efficiently for its nearly 30 dairy cows.