UNTAPPED POTENTIAL

Irrigation gives life, breeds peace: Agency boss pushes for escalation

For every acre you irrigate, you create five jobs, says Gitonga Mugambi

In Summary

• State-funded irrigation was held back by colonial law that was finally changed in 2019

• It has now expanded but lacks enough funding and is stalled by compensation claims

Kenya is yet to exploit its full potential in irrigation. To date, only about half a million acres are under irrigation against the potential of three million acres.

The country needs to put ...

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