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Title: Rainwater harvesting systems for cabbage growing in Uganda

Date Published: 2017
Author/s: FAO
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Affiliation: FAO
Keywords: Drought, rainwater


This technology describes utilizing rooftop
water harvesting facilities to increase the
availability of water for domestic use and
irrigation of backyard cabbage gardens.
This measure allows small-scale farmers to
harvest rainwater from roofs and store it in
tanks, ensuring cabbage production even
during the dry season. The combination
of rainwater harvesting with other good
practices (e.g. mulching, manuring) help
increase productivity while reducing soil
erosion, eventually strengthening the
resilience of farmers to the impact of dry