Vihiga to intensify irrigation to boost food production

The Vihiga county government has stepped up efforts to move away from rain fed agriculture following plans to introduce irrigation farming to enable all-season crop cultivation to boost food security. The move follows an un predictable and unreliable rainfall pattern in recent times that has seen farmers count losses due to crop failure.

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The local administration has begun the Sh40 million Wemila bi-Central Bunyore irrigation scheme project that it says will in the first phase serve 154 households under irrigation farming.

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