Founded in 2014, Barisamaad Farm (“Barisamaad”) is a commercial farm committed to producing sustainable and profitable agricultural crops. Barisamaad supplies local restaurants, hotels, and households in the region with quality produce sold both wholesale and retail. The farm, which had 6 of its 200 available hectares cultivated, was looking to expand its production capacity by cultivating additional farmland. Through a Shuraako-facilitated investment, the farm was able to dig a 190m borehole, construct a solar system, and purchase and install a drip irrigation system to cultivate 100 additional hectares of land.
Barisamaad intends to cultivate a minimum of 3 hectares per year until all 200 hectares are cultivated. The borehole will be the main source of water for irrigation particularly during the dry season and will ensure the availability of water throughout the year. The solar system will power the pumping of water from the borehole, and the drip irrigation system will maximize the utilization of water resources.