Chairman’s Inspection Tour of Katilu Irrigation Scheme
The Chairman of the Board, Hon. Eng. Joshua Toro visited Katilu Irrigation Scheme to assess the ongoing activities in the scheme. He was pleased with the irrigation activities in the Scheme. The Scheme has improved irrigation efficiency due to better-maintained irrigation infrastructure (water gates and canals) and improved socio-economic status through irrigation farming becoming an alternative to pastoral economic activity. This has enhanced food security in the region.
Katilu Irrigation Scheme which gets its water from Turkwel River covers over 2,000 acres and has transformed the lives of more than 2500 farmers in Turkana county. The farmers currently do cropping of maize, green grams, tomatoes, groundnuts, sorghum, kales, fruit trees (pawpaw and apple mangoes), watermelons, and banana tissue culture.
Katilu Irrigation Scheme being implemented by The National Irrigation Authority is contributing to the Big 4 Agenda on Food Security and Nutrition.