Auto Ban irrigation system
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Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and it has agriculture to thank that for. Uganda’s favorable soil conditions and climate have contributed to the country’s agricultural success. Unfortunately, over the last few decades the climate change has made rainfall patterns become unpredictable and because most peasants rely on rainfall, this causes huge fluctuations in crop production. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that Uganda could lose Shs260 billion to rising temperatures by 2050 due to climate changes.Despite the efforts from farmers and the government at large to irrigate, crops have failed to produce anticipated yields. The frequent crop failure has resulted in widespread food shortage, famine and in worst cases death.Crops are irrigated with un regulated water amounts, which causes water logging that spoils crop roots and drain minerals or little amounts are provided that are still in adequate for healthy crop growth. This is because most irrigation systems deployed in Uganda provide the same amount of water to crops on the farm.This why the Auto Ban Irrigation System was conceptualized to be able to curb these problems in order to improve the quality and quantity of crop yield in a water conservative manner.