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solar powered irrigation and water purification system for Uganda

The project shall help community in food security

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

For this project the community identified Nyamugashani Reviver in Nyakeya village with a good water yield that it seeks assistance to have photovoltaic (solar powered) water pumps and 2 x 10 000l tanks (reservoirs) installed for each. 300 acres of land will be cleared for irrigation of crops for the benefit of the communities. The Channels and Siphons will be used to irrigate the land. We shall pump water using water system of solar pumbing 300 acres for community to use organic farming and horticulture and grains to ensure food security in Uganda.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

kasese is dry land on equarter line that affect small holder farming systems due to climate change.Kasese District in western is among the vulnerable districts in Uganda due to perennial draughts. It falls within the Natural Regions 4: semi-arid, low potential area. The soils are black , which are generally fragile and infertile. The District receives an annual average rainfall of 400mm – 600mm, and the rainfall pattern is erratic. Available water is further reduced by the high temperatures, whi

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

The overall objective of this project aims to enhance the community resilience to shocks through the strengthening of livelihoods and food security by increasing agricultural production,productivity and incomes, of smallholder farmers in Kasese District. The project will also enhance the capacity of the farmers to operate and manage the irrigation schemes productively on a sustainable basis.

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

1. To enhance community resilience to drought through irrigation agriculture. 2. To improve household nutrition, food security and self–sufficiency through increased productivity of irrigation agriculture in this drought prone area. 3. To create employment opportunities for rural people by promoting agricultural production and agro–industrial growth. 4. To improve the income base of the small holder farmers at the irrigation scheme through diverse cropping strategies. 5. To strengthen irrigation members’ technical capacity through various trainings. 6. To increase access to safe water supply for community consumption and basic sanitation.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

10. Expected Outcomes 1. Improved food security and nutrition in the KaseseDistrict 2. Reduced poverty in the community 3. Strengthened resilience to drought in the community. 4. Improved employment opportunities at the irrigation scheme. 5. Increased agricultural production and productivity we shall create positive change in life of community

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

To sustainable, alleviate poverty and food insecurity in the dry rural areas of Kasese District, western , Uganda.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

Agriculture is the dominant sector in the economy of Uganda, accounting for an average of about 18% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, this relatively moderate share of GDP is deceitful in that it does not fully show the real importance of the agricultural sector. The sector is the main source of income for up to 70% of the people of Uganda who are mainly women and children. It is also the main source of domestic food supply and therefore plays a critical role in household and national food security. This project proposes to improve the food security of the community of Kasese District Uganda.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

Their livelihood is mainly dependant on rain-fed agriculture whose success is on a balance of probabilities. Women are the ones carrying the brunt of the problems since they are the ones who fend for food for the families. There are also many orphans, widows and the elderly in the ward and they have neither livelihoods nor financial incomes to buy food. They sometimes depend on food handouts AWFU, one of the NGOs working in the district.

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

we shall partner with Beneficiaries,NGOS and local government of Kasese In implementation of of solar powered irrigation system.To improve and sustain the livelihoods of in 50000 rural households inKasese District through the installation of Photovoltaic Solar Pumps for Irrigation purposes.

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Technology-enabled: Existing approach is more effective or scalable with the addition of technology

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Pilot: We have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users. The feasibility of an innovation is tested in a small-scale and real world application (i.e. 3-15% of the target population)

Group or Organization Name

KIKUMU AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

kikumu agriculture research centre since 1999 has been working with small holder farmers in Kasese Uganda. we have implemented projects of sustainable agriculture funded by marrie-schlei Germany,rain water harvesting in agriculture funded by TPRF USD,VGIF,tools with Mission Uk AND Climate change by Sacred fire foundation. we are right organisation with experience and staff to help community in this modern technology methods in Kasese Uganda and communities shall benefit from our technology. it is new idea in kasese uganda and people need it because of prolonged drought in the area

Website URL:

www.kikumuar.org

Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

Organization Headquarters: Country

Uganda PO BOX 590 KASESE UGANDA

Organization Headquarters: City / State

kampala

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Hi ,welcome to challenge,Uganda lack technology in agriculture to improve food security while we have rivers in drylands and places
Baluku Amon
Bwara Uganda

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