Multi-billion water project launched in Western Kenya to advertise irrigation farming

A multi-billion water project has been launched in Western Kenya to assist tackle perennial floods in elements of the area and promote irrigation farming.
The Ksh7 billion (US$70 million) project dubbed Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project will unfold across 10,000 acres of land with a view of manufacturing enough food to serve the complete region. 5,000 acres is expected to be underneath excessive worth crops and the opposite 5,000 acres beneath rice and food crops to benefit 12,000 households.
At least 34km of dykes might be constructed in addition to River Nzoia to prevent it from bursting its banks and discharging water which would wreak havoc on farms and houses.
The challenge is projected to profit no much less than 60,000 folks from two western counties of Busia and Siaya.
While launching the venture, Kenya’s Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto mentioned that a weir might be constructed to regulate water flowing into River Nzoia from different rivers outside the county.
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“Food security is certainly one of our Big Four agendas and we’re dedicated to making sure that we have sufficient meals and farmers get cash,” mentioned Ruto

Residents are optimistic the relaunch of the Irrigation Scheme will see rice production in the area leap to a brand new stage.
The venture under the National Irrigation Board was conceived in 2006 to help combat perennial flooding on the lower Nzoia areas, whereas diverting the water and using it for irrigation.
The National Irrigation Board has said that some preliminary works, which embrace the construction of concrete diversion weir, 135m connecting channel and a pair of.7km canal, are ongoing.
Kenya’s Irrigation Permanent Secretary, Fred Segor, mentioned the challenge was set to be a fully-fledged agribusiness venture with production and value addition.
He announced that there were efforts to make sure the challenge is completed in 2021 as had been envisioned.

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