Irrigation for smallholder women farmers in Uganda


This video shares the story of Akwi Suzan, a site coordinator and farmer. She farms a plot of land under irrigation, and uses it to demonstrate irrigation technology to other women farmers. This video is about a project led by Kate Scow by Kate Scow of the University of California, Davis.

The project uses a participatory research and development approach to test irrigation innovations at sites in Eastern Uganda and create a framework for local public- and private-sector organizations to develop small-scale irrigation systems. These activities build on the team’s previous participatory work in Uganda convening stakeholders to develop innovations in small-scale, dry-season vegetable production for women farmers.

This video debuted at the 2018 Horticulture Innovation Lab annual meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. 

Value Chain

Soil and irrigation