Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
One of the major problems of Africa is drought at the critical period when major crops are in their productive stages. Although in some areas, rainfall is abundant, farmers do not have the capacity to store water for irrigation at a later stage. Although some farmers have farms beside major rivers, they could not use the water because of lack of appropriate infrastructure to harvest water.
Your donation will be used to help farmers harvest water that is available to them. A simple irrigation system connecting their farms to major rivers is enough to double their productivity. This gift will be used to improve the knowledge to maintain water catchment areas, where water is stored during heavy rain and used at a later stage to irrigate farmer’s fields. Your gift will be used to help farmers build small dikes to transport water from rivers to farmer’s fields or improve irrigation system maintenance so that farmer’s crop receive water at the right time and at the right quantity.