Mpombe lead farmers recently learned how to use rope pumps for irrigation. Here is their garden at three stages during the training.
First they graded the field for an even contour.
Next, the most critical step was to make canals and beds for the water to flow to the crops.
Finally, they planted beans and tomatoes, covered with mulch, and started watering.
Just last week they called us to come and evaluate a new garden, which they prepared on their own to demonstrate their skill. They nailed it. Here they have planted more tomatoes.