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.

The Cabinet meeting at State House approved the National Irrigation Policy and the Irrigation Bill 2016.

The proposed policy gives details of mechanisms through which the two levels of government will work together for the development of irrigation in the country.

It proposes the establishment of key institutions including the National Irrigation Development Authority (NIDA), which will be responsible for implementation of national irrigation schemes, strategic irrigation schemes, trans-boundary and trans-county schemes.

The policy further proposes the establishment of the Irrigation Development Fund (IDF) to be responsible for sustained and continuous funding of the sub-sector.

It also proposes the establishment of County Irrigation Development Units (CIDU) to be responsible for irrigation development and management at the county level.


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