B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru reports: Agriculture in many parts of Africa, Uganda inclusive, is mainly rain-fed yet farmers usually experience severe periods of drought where they would require water to irrigate their farms during times of such weather.
During extreme dry seasons, many farmers are forced to abandon farming with very few who major in vegetable growing continuing because it is the time they expect to reap big income since prices of commodities usually rise.
The effects of climate change are expected to increase and intensify droughts, floods and landslides which will have significant impact on livelihoods and local communities who depend on agriculture.
This is already affecting farmers in various parts of the country because the three seasons in the 2016 extending to the first season in 2017 have been greatly affected by the dry spell. However, experts recommend the following for a greater output. See more