4 AIMS OF KILOMBERO VALLEY IRRIGATION SCHEME

The scheme started in 1960 and it became a government parastatal called Sugar Development co-operation in 1968.

Today, it employs over 46,000 workers and it contributes 40% of the total sugar production in Tanzania.



It has mainly encouraged the development of out-growers’ schemes.

Aims of Kilombero valley irrigation scheme

  • To control flooding of river Kilombero and Ruaha in the area.
  • To reclaim the fertile land for farming along River Kilombero.
  • To open up the remote areas of southern Tanzania economically.



  • To diversify the economy of the area, especially the out-growers to ensure a constant flow of income.

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