By Godfrey Badebye
Farmers in Uganda’s Eastern district of Paliisa used to grow crops within the Limoto wetland. But this caused the natural water source to dry up – and farmers to go hungry.
Today, these farmers are earning hundreds of dollars more every week through a new solar-powered drip irrigation project that allows them to cultivate year-round in lands outside of the wetland.
The swamp has also regenerated, providing a crucial water source to the communities around.