Poor irrigation methods have stalled agricultural progress and slow down the daily activities of residents in rural Gambia. Residents manually extract water from well via rope-and-bucket pulleys. Subsequently, farmers use buckets to water plants and crops individually. It is only during the rainy season that irrigation is relatively more consistent, as the rain irrigates farms.
Farmers’ productivity is also hindered by the use of outdated tools and, in many cases, inadequate access to farming tools and equipment.