Irrigation crucial in food security in Uganda

The total area under formal irrigation in Uganda is 14,418 hectares out of an estimated 560,000 hectares with irrigation potential.

Dr. Krishna Sharma, a lecturer of environmental health sciences at Victoria University Kampala, says that Uganda has enormous freshwater endowments covering about 15% of the total areas of the country, which provides a great opportunity for increased agricultural production and productivity.

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