TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY FOR FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR ENENGO IRRIGATION SCHEME IN RUKUNGIRI AND KANUNGU DISTRICTS
Uganda’s total population is estimated at 34 million with an annual growth rate of 3.2% per annum. Between 85% and 90% of the population live in rural areas and derive their livelihood from agricultural related activities. The incidence on poverty if highest among the food crop producing category in the rural areas due to low income, with 31.1% living below the poverty line. Since majority of the population living in rural areas earn their living from agriculture, efforts to reduce poverty need to take in account increasing agricultural growth rates, diversifying agricultural production and expanding non-farm employment, without jeopardizing the dynamic stability of the agricultural ecosystems that ensures sustainability of the agricultural production.