Strategy & Synergies

UTAP’s new African development paradigm, based in clustering agricultural and technology (Unified Technology & Agricultural Program (UTAP), and operated as a private non-profit, involving professional with core understanding and stake in the underlying communities is the most effective way forward for Africa as a whole.  The UTAP’s paradigm will generate employment for the youth and farmers in the various communities that will be affected by the project.  In the case of our ongoing efforts in Arigu, the long idle Tomato Factory located in Pwalugu may be dependent on the vast lands of Arigu to drive it growth.

The Pwalugu Tomato Factory, whose growth mass is dependent on the project target area can make meaningful progress towards a reduction in poverty levels in the Northern regions and nearby countries. Improving water collection and storage, evolving farming techniques and income-driven farming, the villagers, thanks to education, are mostly literate and poor will go a long way.

The Tomatoes Factory, built in the early 1960’s had seen its share of ineptness, both political and inexperience. UTAP bears synergies in the supply chain of improving a year round raw material s (tomatoes) and profitability to stakeholders of the factory.

 

  • 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.