Propcom Mai-karfi’s work comes with a lot of reliance on water. Working predominantly in the agriculture sector, many of our partners at different levels and in various value chains rely on the productivity of smallholder farmers for their businesses. A food production partner such as Pye Ryat International Foods Limited relies on rural acha farmers for its raw material, the African Exchange Holding (AFEX) relies on farmers’ productivity to run their warehousing business and serve as a middleman between maize farmers and companies like Nestle, and rural women rice parboilers are dependent on the yields of smallholder farmers to purchase paddy rice for parboiling and onward sale. These farmers, across many crops, in turn all depend on water to grow their crops. In addition water had been at the crux of our efforts to promote hand washing with soap amongst rural households to reduce the incidences of hygiene-related illnesses and diseases.
It is World Water Day today, and the theme this year is ‘why waste water’? Access to water is vital to life, to health, and to food production, and so the team at Propcom Mai-krfi encourages you to conserve water and not to waste it. Happy World Water Day!!