Who We Are

Unified Technology & Agricultural Program (a.k.a. UTAPAFRICA) is a charity organization that developed a unique process of aiding Africa’s development for water and food security. UTAP incorporates the indigenous culture that serves as a security umbrella and encourages unwavering community participation and support that protects UTAP’s assets and activities as a community responsibility.

UTAP was established in July 2002 and is certified in 2006 as a 501(3) (c) charity in the United States of America. (Registered as a charity in Ghana in 2015).  The founding members are diverse.  Members are residents of the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and the West African country of Ghana, the area designated as our project’s pilot along the White Volta. Most members have extensive knowledge of Africa and its challenges.

Founding members’ educational achievements and working knowledge are the most critical components for the success of the project. Our exceptional leaders and innovative communal participation is suited to tackle the important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact across as a model for semi-arid Africa communities

  • 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.