Robinson Agri

Countering Resource Mismanagement with Holistic Irrigation and Farming Solutions

Employee Gender Breakdown

50% women

Innovation Type

Water-Energy-Food

Country of Incorporation

Lebanon

Country(Ies) of Implementation

Lebanon

Contact Name

Lina Zgheib

Website Address

http://www.robinsonagri.com

Challenge

In Lebanon, onion crops are irrigated using sprinklers and gravity surface irrigation systems, and crops are grown using pollinated seeds, which consume a high quantity of water and energy, in addition to a lower crop yield. Due to severe mismanagement and misuse of natural resources, Lebanon is highly water stressed. The country grapples with environmental pollution and a growing waste crisis. On the economic side, a lack of financial support and an unfavourable business environment make it challenging for farmers to produce competitively.

Solution

We are providing a complete solution : including a complete irrigation system + hybrid seeds + technical support and financial support in order to improve quality and yield, rationing use of  agriculture inputs and natural resources (water) thus reducing the costs and eventually increasing the income of our clients. Only a low percentage (<9%) of women are involved In agriculture activities.  Women are mainly there to support their husbands or as workers in the field.

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