Tana Irrigation Scheme held an environmental awareness day on 15th November, 2017. The activity took place at Hola town. The staff, farmers and other institutions : Kenya Forestry Service, National Environmental Management Authority, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Public Service Commission, Kenya Red Cross Society and Tbs county radio Hola, participated in the exercise.

Approximately 2,000 seedlings were planted as well as distributed to the young farmers in scheme's Area 6 section . This was followed by a clean-up exercise of a kilometre of the Liberia road.This  also involved collecting polythene bags around the town.

Launch of seed maize production targeting 2000 acres at Bura Irrigation Scheme.

The Board donated 3.2 tonnes of Unga Galana to Eight (8) primary schools in Kilifi County to support the school feeding programme. Each school receiving 400kg.

Speaking during the handing over ceremony, NIB Chairman, Immanuel Imana, said that the government is committed in developing projects top enhance food security in the country.

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project (GKFSP) currently has 2145 acres under crop where harvesting of first 500 acres has commenced.

The total production to date stands at 132,980 bags of 50kg for the 3000 acres already harvested with crop production of 31 bags (90kg) per acre.

NIB has partnered with the Kenya's Embassy of the State of Israel in their afforestation initiative in Kiambu County.
The Board will adopt two(2) blocks where 400 trees will be planted.
The Israel Forest to be adopted will be located in Kiambu County and will have three blocks - the Lari Block, the Nyambari Block and the Nyamweru Block - all situated close to each other, separated only by human settlements and public infrastructure. Planting a forest in this area will have a great impact on the hundreds of thousands of people who depend on the rivers emanating from these forests for their socio-economic livelihoods.


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