Affordable irrigation systems

Affordable irrigation systems

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Affordable irrigation systems
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Provide low cost solar pump-based irrigation systems for smallholder farmers through pay-as-you-go or lease-to-own model, including capacity building for farmers.

Expected Impact

Enhance agricultural supply chain with reliable supply of produce contributing to improved food security and higher farmer incomes.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
15% of Uganda's surface area is covered by fresh water resources, providing great irrigation potential.
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2) Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Climate Action (SDG 13) Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10)
Sector Sources
  • (I) Sachs, J., Schmidt-Traub, G., Kroll, C., Lafortune, G., Fuller, G., Woelm, F. (2020). The Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19. Sustainable Development Report 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (II) United Nations Development Programme (2019). Briefing note for countries on the 2019 Statistical Update: Uganda. (II) Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. Agricultural sector potential in Uganda. (IV) National Planning Authority. National Development Plan III (NDPIII) 2020/21 – 2024/25. (V) Fowler, M. and Rauschendorfer, J. (2019). Agroindustrialisation in Uganda. (VI) Rakotoarisoa, M.A., Iafrate, M. and Paschali, M. (2011). Why Has Africa Become a Net Food Importer? (VII) Government of Uganda. Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS) 2017/18 – 2030/31. (VIII) United Nations Development Programme (2019). Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century. Briefing note for countries on the 2019 Human Development Report. Uganda. (IX) World Bank (2018). Making Farming More Productive and Profitable for Ugandan Farmers. (X) Government of Uganda. Uganda Vision 2040.
IOA Sources
  • (1) World Bank (2020). Population, Total - Uganda. (2) World Bank (2020). Uganda Overview. (3), (4) Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2020). Uganda Food Balance Sheets Report 2013-2018. (5) World Bank (2020). Uganda Overview. (6) Jones, M.R., Kondylis, F., Loeser, J.A. and Magruder, J. (2019). Factor Market Failures and the Adoption of Irrigation in Rwanda. (7), (8), (9) Sridharan, V., Ramos, E. and Zepeda, E. (2019). The Impact Of Climate Change On Crop Production In Uganda—An Integrated Systems Assessment With Water And Energy Implications. MDPI, Water. (10) Development and Cooperation (D+C) (2017). Droughts In Uganda Deepen Amidst Food Shortage And Famine.,which%20is%20Uganda's%20economical%20backbone (11) National Geographic Society (2020). Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Modifications. (12), (13), (14) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (1997). Irrigation Potential In Africa: A Basin Approach. Rome: FAO Land and Water Development Division. (16) Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2020). Explore Statistics – Uganda Bureau Of Statistics. Crop Area (Ha) And Production(MT) _AAS 2018 Agricultural Year. (17) Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2018). Annual Agricultural Survey 2018. (18), (19), (22), (23) Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries; Ministry of Water and Environment (2017). National Irrigation Policy. Agricultural Transformation Through Irrigation Development. (20) National Planning Authority (2020). Third National Development Plan (NDPIII) 2020/21-2024/25. (21) Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (2018). National Seed Policy. (24) Ministry of Water and Environment (2015). Uganda National Climate Change Policy. (25) Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (2016). Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan 2015/16-2019/20. (26) Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (2018). National Adaptation Plan For The Agricultural Sector. (27) Republic of Uganda (1997). National Water Act (Cap. 152.). (28) Republic of Uganda (1998). Water Resources Regulations 1998. (29) Republic of Uganda (1999). National Environment (Standards For Discharge Of Effluent Into Water Or On Land) Regulations. (30), (33) Republic of Uganda (2019). National Environment Management Act.,%202019%20(1).pdf (31) Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry And Fisheries (2020). The Ministry (32) Ministry Of Water And Environment (2020). About The Ministry. (34), (35), (36), (37) Republic of Uganda (2019). National Environment Management Act.,%202019%20(1).pdf (38), (39) Uganda Revenue Authority (2019). A Guide On Tax Incentives/Exemptions Available To The Uganda Investors. (40) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (2015). Agricultural Risk Assessment Study - Uganda. (41) Hartung, H. and Pluschke, L. (2018). The benefits and risks of solar-powered irrigation - a global overview. FAO. (42) UNDP/PwC stakeholder interviews in Kenya, 2020. (43) UNDP/PwC stakeholder interviews in Rwanda, 2020. (44) Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2020). The Annual Agriculture Survey 2018. Statistical Release. (45) Agribusiness Initiative Trust Uganda Ltd (2018). Irrigation Investment And Market Analysis Study. Final Report (Background Paper).