The CASCADE Project team interacts with farmers during the recent field visit in Kabarole district.

Wednesday 16th/August/2023– The AfrII CASCADE team on a recent field visit to Masongora women’s irrigation farmers group in Masongora Village, Kabende Sub County, Kabarole district. The team, including the Project Coordinator Dr. Muniirah Mbabazi, and Project Manager Mr. Wilson Kirabira, met and interacted with the women’s group to learn from their group demo and support other groups to establish similar demonstration sites. The group disclosed that it strategically set up its demo site close to a swamp and erected a water pump from which continuous water runs to feed the gardens. Among the crops grown on the demo are cabbages, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Through this simple water irrigation equipment, these crops are assured of continued water supply even during the dry seasons. These simple and user-friendly sustainable water technologies are what the project intends to extend to and promote to target farmer groups with the aim that these are adopted and put to maximum use by the beneficiaries. The learning visit was successfully coordinated by the AfrII Nutrition Hub Officer (FortPortal), Ms. Winnie Mirembe.

A farmer takes Mr. Wilson Kirabira and Dr. Muniirah Mbabazi on a tour of the demonstration plot

The project team also successfully visited the Gulu and Karamoja hubs for related activities.

The CASCADE project is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Care International.