5-minute lesson: Constraints and innovations for small, private irrigation in Uganda


This short presentation given by Abraham Salomon of UC Davis highlights constraints that limit adoption of small, private irrigation in Uganda. What constrains the uptake of small, private irrigation in Uganda?

  1. Land tenure
  2. Irrigation user institutions
  3. Irrigation establishment costs and operating costs
  4. Water balance
  5. Labor demand and human health

Salomon also discussed farmer innovations as well. 

Salomon is a collaborator on this project with funding from the Horticulture Innovation Lab. This presentation was given at the 2017 Horticulture Innovation Lab annual meeting in Antigua, Guatemala.

Value Chain

Soil and irrigation