Conditions that made Mwea suitable for the establishment of the irrigation scheme

Conditions that made mwea suitable for the establishment of irrigation scheme




The following conditions that made Mwea suitable for the establishment of an irrigation scheme

  • Sparse population making it easy and cheap to resettle people. sparse and low population made it easy to compensate the people who were living in the area.
The following conditions that made Mwea suitable for the establishment of an irrigation scheme
  • Land availability due to low population tributaries of R.  Tana (Thiba, Nyamidi)
  • Black cotton soils which retain water longer
  • Gently sloping topography enabling gravity flow of water
  • Low, unreliable rainfall received in the area make irrigation necessary.
 irrigation scheme