Progressive View

A Progressive View

UTAP offers a progressive view of the water and food security aligned with health and education through cooperation. Most West African countries have difficulties supplying clean drinking water to all their citizens, especially in the northern regions, and more importantly, during the dry season. The lack of water makes it nearly impossible to grow crops during the dry season.

The available water is dangerous parasites that cause various ailments, mainly "Guinea worm" and "river blindness." These diseases make it difficult for farmers to maintain their crops and for children to attend school. Education is not available to many children due to the reluctance of teachers to live in such harsh conditions. UTAP aims to create a positive domino effect beginning with water security and ending with quality education and agricultural businesses for rural people.

  • The Dry Season

    In the dry season, agricultural operation is impossible without irrigation. Farmers move to cities, creating population density and poverty. The dry season is one of two seasons in semi-arid Africa.  The dry season is characterized by low humidity, lack of water and depletion of subsistence crops between November to April yearly.
  • The Rainy-Wet Season

    The rainy or wet season occurs during a warm season, or summer, precipitation takes place.  In the wet season, air quality improves, freshwater quality improves, and vegetation grows substantially, leading to crop yields late in the season. Rivers overflow their banks and drain into lakes within the white Volta river networks.    
  • Dredging Existing Lakes

    In the dry season, agricultural operation is impossible without irrigation. Farmers move to cities, creating population density and poverty. The dry season is one of two seasons in semi-arid Africa.  The dry season is characterized by low humidity, lack of water, and depletion of subsistence crops between November to April yearly.