Unified Technology & Agricultural Program (UTAP) is a new Africa development paradigm based on clustering agricultural and technology. UTAP is a private non-profit (USA & Ghana), involving professionals with core understanding and stake in the underlying communities is the most effective way forward for Africa. The UTAP’s paradigm will generate employment for the youth and farmers in the various communities under 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 its growth.
The Pwalugu Tomato Factory, whose growth and resurrection depend on the project target area, can make meaningful progress towards reducing 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 1960s, saw its share of ineptness, both political and inexperience. UTAP bears synergies in the supply chain of improving year-round raw materials (tomatoes) and profitability to the factory stakeholders.