The new Mpombe Irrigation Club had their first meeting last week. AWP came to discuss irrigation training and how to use water pumps to increase the harvest.
The club selected 3 lead farmers who will work extra hard this year to squeeze in another planting and harvest before the rains. The lead farmers will demonstrate good techniques as they gain experience so that the club will have a good foundation for next year.
2 lead farmers will use hand pumps from AWP, and one lead farmer will use local methods of flooding and bucket irrigation. Together the three will demonstrate how to make planting basins and how to follow an irrigation schedule.