4 things that would increase incomes for Africa’s rural farmers

Poor infrastructure is keeping Africa’s farmers trapped in poverty. Facilitating investment into energy, irrigation, roads and storage could make all the difference, according to the latest inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food.  As part of the research for the inquiry, the APPG travelled to Uganda earlier this year and met […]

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Introducing Drip Irrigation Technologies to Smallholder Farmers

Fintrac’s Food Analytics briefing series covers critical topics in global development and food security and draws from research conducted under a number of USAID-funded development projects. This brief highlights lessons learned on introducing drip irrigation technologies to smallholder farmers. The use of drip irrigation technology has the potential to boost access to water, dramatically improve productivity, […]

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Drip irrigation enables farmers to cultivate more with a few drops

Farmers using drip irrigation method to irrigate their crops can save more than 50 per cent of the water and fertilizer compared to other methods such as overhead irrigation. According to the ministry of agriculture, Kenya’s irrigation-based farming is still limited. Of the total land area under agriculture, 2.9m ha, irrigation accounts for only four […]

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