The Toshiba Carbon Zero Scheme supports the ongoing activities to rehabilitate and maintain boreholes in Uganda. These are mainly boreholes which have fallen into disrepair, denying communities access to safe water and forcing people to boil water in order to make it safe, thereby contributing to CO2 emissions.
Agriculture is far and away the largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40% of the world’s population. In Uganda, over 60% of people are directly involved in agriculture, the majority of which is on a small-scale household level.
This activity is becoming increasingly challenging, with unpredictable rainfall and declining soil quality due to the loss of tree cover having a very negative impact on yields.