Mobile irrigation and efficient water usage knowledge in Galapo, Manyara region
In one of AMDT-funded beans commercialization project, implementing partner Beula Seed is introducing climate smart agriculture (CSA) practices to smallholder farmer groups and communities in Galapo in Babati district of Manyara region, in northern Tanzania. These include mobile irrigation demonstrations on efficient water usage, minimizing water waste and reducing the risk for plant disease.
The training sessions are conducted through farmer field schools (FFS) in farmer communities. They include demonstration of drip irrigation that highlight the practical implementation and education of climate smart agriculture.
The farmer field schools serve as platforms for knowledge-sharing and skill-building especially in CSA techniques and drip irrigation. The farmers receive hands-on training on installation and operation of drip irrigation systems. This includes understanding the layout of drip irrigation lines and ensure proper flow of water.
Climate smart agriculture is a cross-cutting theme in all AMDT-funded interventions in Sunflower and Pulses subsectors.
AMDT operations are funded by Sweden and Denmark.