To Increase Food Production with smallholder farmers by Growing Crops throughout the year using available Solar water Pump Technology
By using the available Solar water pump systems which could pump water at a rate of 4600litres per hour smallholder farmers in the rural could be growing crops throughout the year unlike agriculture which depends on rain thereby increasing food production in the current and future generation to come.
Grazing areas of livestock could be irrigated by the above technology and have enough grass to feed animals.
The above solution will mean able to mitigate the challenge of drought as the pumps could be used to pump underground water of up to 90 meters depth.
The above solution could make smallholder farmers in the rural have
-Continuous supply of water to poor/vulnerable
-Reduce water borne diseases by supply of clean and safe water
- Reduce time of girl children and women of looking for water from distant places
- Reduce the cost of water supply using solar energy technology
- Encourage entrepreneurship of gardening businesses for youths because of continuous supply of water
To encourage smallholder farmers to grow the crops, guaranteed market should be provided at the local rural level. This will motivate smallholder farmers in the rural to increase production throughout the year and concentrate on farming as source of income unlike cutting of trees for charcoal for sell which increase deforestation which affect the climate change.