Nyandarua County Benefits from New Irrigation Infrastructure, Boosting Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development has announced a significant development in agricultural infrastructure in Nyandarua County. CS Mithika Linturi, on the first day of his three-day field tour, has officially commissioned the Kagongo Wendani marketing shed and irrigation infrastructure.

This new irrigation project is a game-changer for the agricultural sector in Nyandarua and surrounding areas, expected to benefit over 12,000 farmers. This development aligns with the Ministry’s goal to enhance food production and marks a strategic shift from rain-fed agriculture to a more reliable irrigation module.

The project, implemented under the Small Scale Irrigation & Value Addition Project (SIVAP), is a crucial step in ensuring the economic vitality of the agricultural sector in the region. The introduction of a dependable and suitable irrigation water supply is anticipated to result in a vast improvement in agricultural production. This not only secures food supply but also boosts the economic prospects of farmers and the community at large.

The Ministry’s focus on irrigation infrastructure highlights its commitment to embracing modern agricultural practices that can withstand climatic challenges and ensure consistent crop yields. The Kagongo Wendani project is a testament to the government’s dedication to enhancing the livelihoods of its citizens through sustainable agricultural development.

Such initiatives are vital in supporting Kenya’s agricultural sector, contributing significantly to the country’s food security and overall economic growth. The successful implementation of this project paves the way for similar developments in other regions, promising a brighter future for Kenya’s agriculture.