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

A multi-billion water project has been launched in Western Kenya to assist address perennial floods in parts of the region and promote irrigation farming.
The Ksh7 billion (US$70 million) venture dubbed Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project will spread throughout 10,000 acres of land with a view of manufacturing sufficient food to serve the whole area. 5,000 acres is expected to be underneath high worth crops and the other 5,000 acres beneath rice and meals crops to profit 12,000 households.
At least 34km of dykes will 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 venture is projected to profit a minimal of 60,000 people from two western counties of Busia and Siaya.
While launching the project, Kenya’s Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto mentioned that a weir shall be constructed to manage water flowing into River Nzoia from other rivers outdoors the county.
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“Food security is one of our Big Four agendas and we are dedicated to making sure that we now have enough food and farmers get money,” stated Ruto

Residents are optimistic the relaunch of the Irrigation Scheme will see rice production in the area leap to a new degree.
The venture underneath the National Irrigation Board was conceived in 2006 to assist fight perennial flooding on the decrease Nzoia areas, whereas diverting the water and utilizing it for irrigation.
The National Irrigation Board has said that some preliminary works, which embrace the development of concrete diversion weir, 135m connecting channel and a pair of.7km canal, are ongoing.
Kenya’s Irrigation Permanent Secretary, Fred Segor, mentioned the venture was set to be a fully-fledged agribusiness venture with manufacturing and worth addition.
digital pressure gauge announced that there have been efforts to make sure the challenge is completed in 2021 as had been envisioned.

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