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.

New NIB Chairperson – Immanuel Ichor Imana being introduced to the Board’s senior management team 

Briefings going on in the meeting with the Board’s new Chairperson – Immanuel Ichor Imana (Center).

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation – Hon. Eugene Wamalwa handing over the appointment letter

to the new NIB Chairman – Immanuel Ichor Imana on 20th March 2017 at Maji House. 



Phase 2 Intake of muringa Banana irrigation Project


NIB Directors Visit one of the farmer's field in

Muringa-Banana irrigation Project



The Board installed greenhouses at Iruma Girls Highschool to demonstrate modern farming technology as well as nurturing the students to irrigated farming




NIB Directors tour the intake of kagaari -Gaturi Irrigation Project


Crop under open field drip irrigation system in kagaari-Gaturi irrigation project


Board of Directors viewing the kagaari project map at the project's site office in Ugweri


 Director Carol Gatwiri addressing farmer representatives of Kagaari-Gaturi Irrigation Project



 Weeding of rice crop under irrigation at Tebere section of Mwea Irrigation Scheme


 The Acting NIB Eastern Regional Manager, Alexander Wainaina and Mwea rice mills manager,

John Kihonge briefing the board of directors at the Mwea rice mills office during the familiarization of

the mills






 NIB's Chief Officer (Research and Development), Dr.Raphael K. Wanjogu briefing the acting General Manager, Gitonga Mugambi and Board members on research activities at the MIAD research Labaoratory


 MIAD Seed processing plant for processing certified rice seed


 As part of the collaboration between MIAD and other learning institutions, a PhD student at the university of nairobi, Elizabeth Ouna whose research project is on uses of Bio-char in irrigated rice production demonstrates to the NIB Directors how Bio-Char is produced.





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