What We Do

By investing in our pioneering model, we term communal capitalism, we dare to re-imagine the possibility to help foster important breakthroughs — from water storage, environmental improvement through reforestation along the white Volta river and dredged lakes,  research and small scale agriculture, and our continued educational opportunities for young people in communities.

We evaluate the needs of the communities and prioritize projects according to the cultural dynamics.  The local community becomes the intrinsic factor in the success of our program. It plays an important part in every aspect of the project. UTAP believes that the success of our development programs is based on our understanding and sensitivity to each community’s culture. We believe that sustainable development and cultural sensitivity are inexorably intertwined.

Through the leveraging of a community’s culture, we can easily foster economies and group cohesion to achieve transparency and create income for the most underprivileged areas. The fusion of culture and development will in turn help combat poverty and move towards achieving security in the semi-arid regions and the world.

  • 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, fresh water quality improves, and vegetation grows substantially, leading to crop yields late in the season. Rivers overflow their banks and drains into lakes along the white Volta river networks.    
  • Dredging Existing Lakes

    UTAP proposes expanding five (5) midsize lakes spreading along the White Volta, dredged or dug-up to regain lost storage, improve water supply reservoirs, improve fish habitat, and use nutrient-rich sediments for planting of fruits and vegetables. None of the lakes sediments are considered contaminated in any form.