ASAL Development - Irrigation Projects

 

PROJECT PROFILE

This project aims to increase the area of ASAL land under irrigation. It will initially be implemented in the Tana and Athi River basins to bring between 600,000 - 1,000,000 Ha. under irrigation.
 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Status:
Commenced
Implementing Ministry (MDAS):
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
Location:
Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) areas
Sector:
Agriculture
MTP Target:
1 million acres under irrigation in the Galana Kulalu Food security Project (Tana River and Kilifi counties)
Annual Target:
Bring 100,000 ha under irrigation.
 

OBJECTIVE

To increase arable land by 30% by increasing the area of ASAL land under irrigation to between 600,000 and 1.2 million hectares.

BENEFITS

  • Lands irrigated and use of agricultural land intensified.
  • Higher crop yields achieved.
 
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