In Eastern Uganda, a New Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Helps Farmers Save Wetlands

By Godfrey Badebye

Farmers in Uganda’s Eastern district of Paliisa used to grow crops within the Limoto wetland. But this caused the natural water source to dry up – and farmers to go hungry.

Today, these farmers are earning hundreds of dollars more every week through a new solar-powered drip irrigation project that allows them to cultivate year-round in lands outside of the wetland.

The swamp has also regenerated, providing a crucial water source to the communities around.

This #ClimateChangeSolutions feature by Godfrey Badebye of NBS Television was supported with a grant from InfoNile through the CIVICUS Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator.