Water for Production

Water for Production (WfP) is a department in Ministry of Water and Environment with a major objective of promoting development of cost-effective and sustainable water supply and water management for increased production and contribution to the modernization of the agricultural sector in Uganda with a focus on poverty reduction and minimal environmental impacts through:

  • Bulk water transfer from areas of plenty to areas of scarcity.
  • Promoting water resources assessment and planning for agricultural production.
  • Increasing the capacity of the farmers to access and use of water for crop, livestock and fisheries production.
  • Promoting appropriate water harvesting technologies for irrigation and livestock development.
  • Promoting the participation of the farmers and the private sector in financing and planning, development and management of irrigation and livestock water supply systems.
  • Provision of technical support to Line Ministries and Local Government.

A river diversion structure (background) and main canal taking water to farmland.

A river diversion structure (background) and main canal taking water to farmland.

An onion field under irrigation

An onion field under irrigation

 Earth dam constructed by the Ministry

 Earth dam constructed by the Ministry

Egg plants under drip irrigation on a demonstration plot. Water was obtained from a dam.

Egg plants under drip irrigation on a demonstration plot. Water was obtained from a dam.

Cattle drinking from a trough at one of the Ministry's valley tanks

Cattle drinking from a trough at one of the Ministry's valley tanks