Pruning shears in Baskenta
Focus Area
Land & Agriculture
Local Partners
Baskenta Cooperative
Budget
$10,150
Geographic Scope
Baskenta, Mount Lebanon
Beneficiaries
200 farmers
Impact
Reduce production costs by 50%

This project helps farmers to lower production costs and save time through the introduction of mechanical pruning shears. Using traditional (manual) shears costs the farmers $60 per day and keeps productivity low. Several farmers will implement the project, and have already been trained to use the equipment. The average lifespan of the shears, which can be used for many types of fruit and vegetable but will mainly be used in Baskenta for apples, pears, apricots and cherries, is 5-7 years.

The cooperative also runs irrigation and beekeeping projects. This is the second time SEAL has supported Baskenta Cooperative, after the construction of water pipes in 2010.

SEAL will purchase 7 sets of shears at a cost of $1,450 each.

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