11 PROBLEMS FACING FARMERS IN MWEA IRRIGATION SCHEME

11 PROBLEMS FACING FARMERS IN MWEA IRRIGATION SCHEME




The following are Problems facing farmers in Mwea irrigation scheme

  • Stagnant ware encourages its breeding of snails and mosquitoes increasing incidences of   Bilharzia and malaria                                           
  • Quelea birds which feed on rice grain lowers drop yield
  • Siltation in canals reduces capacity to hold enough water for irrigation
  • Fluctuating water volumes reduces water for irrigation
  • Poor marketing strategies




  • Delayed payment to farmers lowers their morale – Shortage of capital to finance farming activities such as plough

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