The government of Uganda has introduced a small scale Irrigation program in Kayunga District, aimed at helping the small scale farmers enhance productivity.
Through the Uganda intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer program, the farmers are expected to co- fund, where government will share the cost of solar equipment to generate power for irrigation water.
Kayunga district is one of the vulnerable districts that experience harsh conditions as a result of sunshine.
This kind of situation makes it hard for farmers to get better yields due to prolonged dry conditions across the district.
However, the central government comes out with the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer Program to mitigate low crop production.
She says, the beneficiaries in this should first of all have water sources nearby, has to co-fund, land, among other factors to be considered.
The participants meanwhile, exchanged their views pertaining the program.
The program will be benefit farmers in groups for three year each, and rotational after every three years, according to Zubeda Namwanje, the Kayunga District Agriculture engineer.