Irrigation: A game-changer for small-scale farmers

Despite previous efforts by the Government of Uganda to promote irrigation, less than 1 per cent of agricultural households practice irrigation in Uganda (UBOS 2010).

The area equipped for irrigation is less than 3 per cent of the total potential irrigable area in Uganda estimated at 567,000 hectares. Therefore, there is still an opportunity to exploit the irrigation potential, which would ensure that Uganda is not only food secure but also an exporter of agricultural products.

Full article: Daily Monitor

 


 

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