With the availability of water throughout the year, the school can irrigate crops that will generate income, which will enable the schools to reimburse the bank loan. We have identified four crops for this project which are: Maize Cabbage Tomatoes Potatoes The school can grow any four of the crops in one year.

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Maize

Crop income yield 15t
@ $280
$4 200.00

Yearly Expenses:

25kg Seed Maize $ 50.00

250kg Fertilizer $ 600.00

400kg fertilizer $1 040.00

Pesticides and Herbicides $ 100.00

Total yearly Expenses per ha ($1 790.00)

Yearly Profit $2 410.00

NB The yearly profit doubles if the income if the maize is sold as green mealies

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Cabbage

Crop Income Yield 40000
@$0.32
$12 800.00

Yearly Expenses:

Cabbage seedlings $1 575.00

Fertilizers $1 440.00

Pesticides and Herbicides $1 500.00

Total Expenses per Ha ($4 515.00)

Yearly profit $8 285.00

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Tomatoes

Crop income yield 50 000kg
@$0.43
$21 500.00

Yearly Expenses:

Tomato seedlings $2 520.00

Fertilizers $2 500.00

Pesticides and Herbicides $2 000.00

Total Expenses per Ha ($7 020.00)

Yearly profit $14 480.00

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Peas

Crop income yield 50 000kg
@$0.43
$21 500.00

Yearly Expenses:

Peas seedlings $2 520.00

Fertilizers $2 500.00

Pesticides and Herbicides $2 000.00

Total Expenses per Ha ($7 020.00)

Yearly profit $14 480.00

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Carrots

Crop income yield 1000kg
@$0.43
$21 500.00

Yearly Expenses:

Carrots seedlings $2 520.00

Fertilizers $2 500.00

Pesticides and Herbicides $2 000.00

Total Expenses per Ha ($7 020.00)

Yearly profit $14 480.00

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POTATOES

Crop income yield
30 tonnes
$15 000.00

Yearly Expenses:

Potato seedlings $3 520.00

Fertilizers $2 000.00

Pesticides and Herbicides $2 000.00

Total Expenses per Ha ($7 520.00)

Yearly profit $7 480.00