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Kitui county farmers turn to irrigated agriculture

Many farmers in Kitui practice small scale farming to make a living, but the productivity has remained quite low, leading to widespread poverty. Now, the Kitui county government has embarked on encouraging and supporting a shift to drought-resistant and high-value crops such as pulses.

The county has invested heavily in supporting small scale agricultural programs at Mianda Irrigation Scheme in Kitui South. The farmers have been supported through the provision of seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors ploughing farms, solar generators and county agricultural extension officers supporting the farmers.

The farmers tell a story of improved livelihoods, increased gains and expanded land under farming as the key upshots of the Mianda irrigation program.

Source: kenyanews.go.ke

 

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