Irrigation: A game-changer for small-scale farmers

Muteguya is a proud farmer who has acquired a solar pump for his crops. Photo by Racheal Mabala

Farming life is a contrast. Under the scorching mid-morning sun, Yahaya Muteguya of Bufutuula village, Namunsale Parish, Iganga District, continuously wipes away the sweat as he irrigates his tomatoes. From what seems a bumper harvest, the ripening tomatoes have turned the garden red. The garden measures about one acre.


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