Mission Statement

UTAP is a non-profit and non-governmental organization model for empowering rural African communities while keeping indigenous cultures intact. We provide instruction on modified agricultural methods to improve local crops, offer research and resources to attain water security, make available a resilient education plan and introduce computer technology and skills to operate on a level that will meet the needs of the community.

Major Mission Areas

  1. Raise the level of humanitarian cooperation by utilizing global expertise of professional from the targeted areas (i.e. professional from abroad and the African diaspora)
  2. Lead traditional community efforts to poverty reduction by marrying traditional family models with newer models for cohesiveness that improves accountability.
  3. Promote rural irrigation and water drainage and retention for food and water security
  4. Bring a new non-governmental, nonpolitical economic development and sustainable model for Africa
  5. Develop a literacy toolbox to allow other traditional communities to emulate that marries traditional values and ownership to avoid waste and abuse
  6. Provide valuable technology and resources to help build capacity to enhance education, (Environment, Water, & Self Reliance
  7. Sustain a media awareness across the target areas to raise awareness and leadership emulation that is educational, environment sound for self-reliance
  8. Make UTAPAFRICA a global leader in boosting traditional, technology and literacy in agricultural business by reducing urban migration.

UTAP, a model of accountability, transparency and integrity is a laboratory for learning, testing new ways to serve constituents, and modeling new approaches to existing constant failures in Africa.

  • 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.