Al Dabbah – Project
This is the main project consisting of about 6 000 ha under irrigation. The main crops cultivated are Rhodes grass, Sudan grass, Alfalfa and corn. Water is subtracted from the Nubian aquafer, the largest underground water resource in the world. Seventy boreholes that are drilled at least 300m deep into the desert land supplying 300 cubic meters of water per hour. The irrigation system utilizes state of the art technology with specific advantages in desert circumstances unmatched by any other system in the world. Apart from the pumps the system has no mechanical parts can is fully automated. This makes it simple to operate and easy to maintain. Through its unique manner of distribution and depositing water practical experience has shown that the system is 17% more water efficient than any conventional system.
Cattle Fattening Project
In a quest to add value to the forage production a cattle fattening feedlot is being erected on the farm. The capacity of the feedlot is 100 000 head and should be in full production by end of 2017. Cattle will be bought from the local farmers, fed and sold as live and chilled beef to neighboring countries. This will earn valuable foreign exchange for the country.