Irrigation Company of Upper Region
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The Tono Irrigation Project is located in the Kassena-Nankana district of Upper East Region of Ghana. The project is being managed by Irrigation Company Of Upper Region Ltd. (ICOUR). ICOUR is a Ghana Government organization established to promote the production of food crops by small scale farmers within organized and managed irrigation scheme.
The Tono dam is one of the largest agricultural dams in West Africa and serves as a place for year round farming. About 2,490 hectares of land is irrigated with water from the 2½ mile long dam which serves seven villages in the Kassena Nankana District. The dam was built in the late 70’s and early 80’s by Taysec, a British engineering company.