- Problem: According to the Uganda meteorological report of January 2017, more than half of
the country had been affected by an exceptional drought, the worst in history. Over 9 million
Ugandans were in urgent need of food aid and because of this, families were skipping meals
and others had completely nothing to eat and resorted to selling household assets and livestock
to support food consumption. Schools had to close early because there was no food to feed
the children. As the situation worsened, people lost their lives due to starvation. With
irrigation, there will be food production rendering the community food secure.
- Project: Two drip irrigation systems proposed to initially cover 2 acres each. These systems
include a production well, pump and solar panels to power. Installation of drip irrigation with
the potential to add irrigation arms for further coverage.