We focus on rainwater management for small scale farming as an integral component in eradicating chronic water scarcity and hunger. It highlights elements needed to effectively manage water demand and use. Furthermore, we implement feasible applications in areas within Virunga massif having water shortages. In this regard, we plan to initiate practical approaches that will improve water security, retention, and collection to address hunger and poverty. Capacity building on retention of more rainwater in soil and storing surface runoff water will help in mitigating dry spells to rain-fed farming.
A water conservation measure is a process implemented in order to reduce water loss or waste. Water efficiency is a tool of water conservation that results in more efficient water use and thus reduces water demand.
The Virunga Community Programs, therefore, will aim to help the local community reduce rainwater loss by providing them with storage facilities like plastic water tanks, and build valley dams, particularly in those areas where farming still remains the major economic activity to the local community.