““Rwanda, a developing country in East Africa with overly dense population has agricultural economy. About 82 percent cultivable land needs irrigation. During dry season and due to climate change, demand for secondary irrigation is increasing. Irrigation by electric power, diesel pump and solar pumps are some of the existing alternatives. However, due to the high cost of buying, running, and maintaining these systems smallholder farmers are unable to use them, constantly keeping them in their cycle of poverty”, said Joseline Ihirwe”
Read the whole article, Rwanda’s Youth Participation in environmental protection here.
Learn more about Charles Nana Kwarteng’s project, Volta Irrigation, here.