Examples of irrigation schemes in East Africa




Irrigation is the artificial adding of water to the soil. Irrigation schemes in East Africa are both small and on large scale.

They are found in both dry and wet areas in East Africa.

Examples of irrigation schemes in East Africa include;

CountryIrrigation schemeSource of water for irrigationCrops grown 
  UgandaDoho (Manafwa district)River ManafwaRice (major)                 
Kibimba (Bugiri district)River KibimbaRice (cassava)
Mobuku (Kasese district)River Mobuku & SebweMaize and cotton
    KenyaAhero pilot scheme( Kano plains in Western Kenya)River Nyando  Rice  
Galole pilot schemeRiver TanaCotton
Mwea-TebereRiver Thiba, Tana & NyamindiRice
MumiasRiver Nzoia and River KhalebaSugarcane
Tanzania        1.KilomberoRiver Kilombero and RuahaSugarcane

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