The land under irrigation in Uganda is almost exclusively under large-scale projects.
However, the national focus is increasingly shifting towards smaller projects, driven by a combination of demographics and rural realities.
Prior to that, an acre earned Shs2m but Jonathan Ahimibisibwe, one of the beneficiaries of the irrigation system, is now ahead of others, he gets at least Shs6m per acre per season. The system was installed last year in Katoonya village, Rubirizi District, Ahimbisibwe confirms a ramp up of production from 9 to 15 acres due to irrigation. This has enabled him to demonstrate to other farmers better farming practices and shared coffee seedlings and banana suckers for better yields.
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