Irrigation is the artificial addition 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;
|Country||Irrigation scheme||Source of water for irrigation||Crops grown|
|Uganda||Doho (Manafwa district)||River Manafwa||Rice (major)|
|Kibimba (Bugiri district)||River Kibimba||Rice (cassava)|
|Mobuku (Kasese district)||River Mobuku & Sebwe||Maize and cotton|
|Kenya||Ahero pilot scheme( Kano plains in Western Kenya)||River Nyando||Rice|
|Galole pilot scheme||River Tana||Cotton|
|Mwea-Tebere||River Thiba, Tana & Nyamindi||Rice|
|Mumias||River Nzoia and River Khaleba||Sugarcane|
|Tanzania||1. Kilombero||River Kilombero and Ruaha||Sugarcane|