irrigation schemes in africa

10 BENEFITS OF IRRIGATION FARMING IN KENYA

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It has raised standards of living of people because of sale of crops bring in income. due to reliable water supply irrigation leads to increase in harvest therefore farmers are able to sell more and meet their needs which in turn may lead to high standard of living Has helped to settle the landless people …

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4 AIMS OF KILOMBERO VALLEY IRRIGATION SCHEME

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 …

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8 CONDITIONS THAT MADE MWEA SUITABLE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF IRRIGATION SCHEME

8 CONDITIONS THAT MADE MWEA SUITABLE FOR 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. Land availability due to low population Gently sloping topography enabling gravity flow of water …

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9 REASONS WHY IRRIGATION IS CARRIED OUT IN EAST AFRICA

9 REASONS WHY IRRIGATION IS CARRIED OUT IN EAST AFRICA

an adequate water supply is important for plant growth. when rainfall is not sufficient, the plants must receive additional water from irrigation. REASONS WHY IRRIGATION IS CARRIED OUT IN EAST AFRICA Existence of gently sloping land which favours irrigation by gravity flow of water e.g. at Mwea-Tebere. The existence of modern technology ensures the use …

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10 FACTORS THAT FAVOURED THE LOCATION OF THE KILOMBERO IRRIGATION SCHEME

10 FACTORS THAT FAVOURED THE LOCATION OF THE KILOMBERO 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 outgrowers’ schemes. Factors that favored location of the scheme Presence of rivers such as …

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EXAMPLES OF IRRIGATION SCHEMES IN EAST AFRICA

EXAMPLES OF IRRIGATION SCHEMES IN EAST AFRICA

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 …

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MWEA-TEBERE IRRIGATION SCHEME

MWEA-TEBERE IRRIGATION SCHEME

It’s the largest irrigation scheme in East Africa. Water is got from River Thiba, River Nyamindi and River Tana. Aims of the scheme To provide employment to the political detainees. To resettle the land less people. To produce rice and other food crops on large scale. To develop the area of North East Kenya. Conditions …

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