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Drought-hit farmers to get solar-powered irrigation

Farmers who were counting losses due to dry spells for years could start harvesting vegetables- pepper, eggplants and French beans- thanks to a multi-million solar-powered irrigation along Lake Cyohoha in Bugesera District.

Despite living nearby Lake Cyohoha, their crops were always ravaged by drought due to lack of irrigation facilities.  The project seeks to benefit 700,000 smallholder farmers in ten target districts.

Read more: The New Times

 


 

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