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Irrigation agriculture in Kenya

Francis Z. Karina

Irrigation agriculture in Kenya

impact of the Economic Stimulus Programme, and long-term prospects for food security in an era of climate change

by Francis Z. Karina

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Published by Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[research and draft by Francis Z. Karina and Alex Wambua Mwaniki ; edited by Zachariah Mairura Kiyondi for Heinrich Böll Stiftung East & Horn of Africa]
ContributionsMwaniki, Alex Wambua, Heinrich Böll Foundation (Nairobi, Kenya)
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 50 p. :
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25102753M
ISBN 109789966717283
LC Control Number2011343829

growing crops (Cantor, ). Irrigation is a basic determinant of agriculture because its inadequacies are the most powerful constraints on the increase of agricultural production. In traditional agriculture, irrigation was recognized for its protective role of insurance against the vagaries of rainfall & drought. The objective of this programme is to contribute to increased water productivity in agriculture, and increased income and food security through the development of a dynamic and sustainable ‘Smart Water Solutions’ (SWS) sector in Kenya, that adequately meet the needs of small and medium-sized entrepreneurial (SME) farmers.

Irrigation systems have several uses in addition to water delivery for crop ET. Water is required for a preseason operational test of the irrigation system to check for leaks and to ensure proper performance of the pump and power plant. Irrigation water is also required for field preparation, crop establishment, crop growth and development, within-. Government committed to assist youth initiate profitable agri-business start-ups, says Agriculture Chief Administrative Secretary Ann Nyaga. CS Hon Peter Munya visited Machakos County and held a sensitization meeting with representatives of cooperative societies on the ongoing coffee sector reforms.

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Irrigation agriculture in Kenya by Francis Z. Karina Download PDF EPUB FB2

Irrigation remains a faster and feasible solution, water availability for irrigation in the country is scarce. Kenya has four main drainage areas namely: Lake Victoria, Kerio Valley and Inland lakes, the Tana and Athi River basin, and the Ewaso Ng’iro North basin whose irrigation infrastructure has not been adequately developed.

• Drip irrigation can improve yields of Kenya‘s top 5 crops by up to x what Kenya achieves today through rainfed agriculture • Kenya‘s agriculture is primarily rainfed; less than 3% of arable land is currently irrigated • Yield increases from implementing drip irrigation systems can only be achieved if water is available –requires nearby infrastructure or rainwater harvesting.

The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) has supported smallholder irrigation for many years. Through the promotion and sale of bucket and larger drip-irrigation kits thousands of farmers have Irrigation agriculture in Kenya book exposed to opportunities for off-season vegetable.

One of the main drivers for arable crop irrigation in Kenya is the horticultural subsector, followed by rice. In Figure 3, the inner (yellow) circles represent the estimated current irrigated area of crops in Kenya.

For rice, almost all production is irrigated while vegetables, coffee, fruit, sugarcane, and cotton are Irrigation agriculture in Kenya book Size: 1MB.

Drip Masters Kenya specializes in Drip Irrigation systems and drip lines and Greenhouse Farming in Kenya Call us Today on Drip irrigation is highly demanding in Kenya flower sector.

Amiran Kenya is the exclusive representative of Netafim, the largest and most innovative irrigation company. For the last 30 years, Amiran has design and install more than farms in kenya with the average annual of ha installation.

The Project aims at enhancing national food security through installation of gravity water abstraction system to lower the cost of production and increase the area under irrigation in Bura irrigation scheme to 15, acres from the current 6, acres thus meeting the food need of the community in the arid county of Tana River, its neighboring counties and Kenya at large.

Irrigation in Kenya is being used as one of the ways that can be used to enhance farming and boost agricultural productivity in the country. Several methods are used by Kenyan farmers to practice irrigation and the following are some of the major ways used to carry out irrigation.

This text has been written as a manual guiding agricultural engineers on the principles and concepts which define irrigation engineering. Elaborating upon the tools, technologies and techniques which are essential to the field, the text takes a look at the types of irrigation, including surface, localised and sprinkler systems, and how they are changing agriculture itself by making it more g: Kenya.

funding this study and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) for providing logistical support, scientists and related resources that enabled the accomplishment of this study.

Further gratitude is extended to KIRDI, University of Nairobi, and Jomo Kenyatta irrigation equipment and agro-processing equipment. Agriculture is fundamental to Kenya’s overall economic growth. About 80% of the population lives in rural areas, and derives their livelihood largely from agriculture.

Smallholder agriculture dominates the sector contributing 75% of the crops and livestock production. The Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) increases. Invest in irrigation: While 83% of Kenya’s land area is arid and semi-arid, 2% of arable land is under irrigation compared to an average of 6% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 37% in Asia.

The low usage of irrigation means Kenya’s agriculture is fully rain dependent and susceptible to drought shocks. The agriculture sector is a major contributor the economy of Kenya in terms of food security, employment creation, supply of agrobased industry raw materials and foreign exchange earnings.

About 98% of Kenya’s agricultural systems are rain-fed and highly susceptible to climate change. This technology has enabled a country smaller than the entire Kitui County to feed the world and is now available in Kenya at a reasonable price.

The drip irrigation is superior to the. Kenya’s long-term development blueprint, Visionwas launched in It was designed to guide the nation’s transformation into an industrialized, middle-income country.

The country’s agricultural development strategy for aims to achieve agricultural growth of 7 per cent annually and reduce food insecurity by 30 per cent.

Irrigation - this should be carried out where or when there is not enough rainfall. Notes Form 2 AgricultureShort Notes Form 2 AgricultureSyllabus Form 2 Revision Papers Form 2 Subjects in Kenya Form 3 Agriculture Book Form 3 Agriculture Exam Form 3 Agriculture Exam Paper Form 3 Agriculture Notes Form 3 Agriculture Past Papers Form 3.

"agriculture" shall have the meaning assigned to it No 13 of under section 2 of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority Act, ; development and proper management of irrigation throughout Kenya and to this extent shall ensure the effective exercise and performance by any authority or.

Smallholder Management of Irrigation in Kenya Wouter Scheltema ˚ Wageningen, The Netherlands: STOAS Foundation for the Development of Agricultural Education and Training.

Book One. On-farm water management, farmer’s participation, and water supply. Book Two. Physical requirements, canals, water distribution and water measurement. Agricultural Policy Reform In Kenya: Turning Vision Into Law Gem Argwings-Kodhek Papers, journal articles, book chapters, book editor • Networks MSU, World Bank, USAID, Rockefeller, EU, irrigation Adequate budgetary resources, infrastructure Improve governance of agricultural institutions.

Government Policy. Drip Village was established in as an irrigation division of Graduate Farmer Limited to offer selected irrigation products at very competitive prices to farmers in Kenya. Drip Village provides tailored irrigation systems to suit all environments, uses and budgets.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Notes: "FAO/SF/KEN" "Report prepared for the Government of Kenya by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations acting as executing agency for the United Nations Development Programme." # Irrigation engineering--Kenya--Tana River Watershed\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n.and publish in the Kenya Gazette, a five-year national irrigation services strategy, based on, among others, the national irrigation policy for the time being in force.

(5) The Cabinet Secretary shall ensure effective implementation of the national irrigation services strategy and to this end shall institute reviews aligned to planning.kyee mwee irrigation lay-out final.

t kyee mwee irrigation scheme. t – kathonweni sale yard – corrected book of drawings for value addition infrastructure. t ndiriti aguthi marketing shed state department for crop development & agricultural research kenya school of agriculture proposed construction works.