Jubilee Dev-Another good harvest at the 10000 acres Galana Irrigation scheme

Another 3 months from planting and a good harvest is realized at the 10000 acres model farm Galana Irrigation scheme. This model farm is a test to ascertain the right seeds to use on the local soils. Its a fully mechanized farm. So far the yield is an encouraging 80 bags of maize an acre without the use of any fertilizers or soil enrichment.

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Another batch of crops are progressing well. In the 10000 acres, they are grown in batches of 2500 acres each harvested every three months on rotation.
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Great job, addressing the ugali on the table issues.

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Naysayers watakula unga wa 60 bob.

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twasonga mbele,very nice

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The test phase is done. The write up can be finalized. With that research data the tender for the entire 500000 acres can be advertised and awarded. Major capital investment is needed by the investor to fulfill the Galana project. They have to build a huge water reservoir like Egypt Aswan dam for water Irrigation, domestic use and power generation. They have to fully mechanize the whole project from the Irrigation pipes, silos and grain processing/packaging/storage. The infrastructure will be build by the investor as well such as road, power lines, staff housing, schools, hospitals and airport to host the air spray planes.

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Apart from the maize ,the stalks are good source of soil organic matter as well as animal feed.

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If only we had such a project in every county

1M acres as proposed is enough for the entire country in the short medium term, I think other counties should concentrate on tjeir niches eg kirinyaga should produce pilau rice large scale of course even for export, Baringo with fruits etc etc

We are more than capable, only if we have political goodwill and stop the corrupshen menace

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If we can not make electronics and machinery atleast let us produce food and feed ourselves. It is worth every cent

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Cheaper Ugali and kuku for every family in Kenya. Tuendelee kukula nyama

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It was scaled down after consultation with locals and input by officials at ministry of Agriculture. 250,000 acres will go to Maize. This also means small scale farmers of maize (less than 10acres) can still find market for their produce at NCPB. Anyone will less than 10 acres is being encouraged to try rotational farming of beans, vegetables, fruits and sunflower. Its brings more revenue, harvest severally a year and restores soil fertility naturally. 200,000 acres will go wheat and 50,000 acres for fruits, horticulture and vegetables. 250,000 acres of the very dry scrubland will go to commercial livestock and the remaining 250,000 will be left for the locals migratory cattle who have been using the land for generations.

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@Eng’iti and I can’t remember who else, ehe…? Baby steps to giant leaps.

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and also the livestock fodder should be yellow maize to reduce competition with human feeds on available white maize, the govt meanwhile should waive taxes on animal feed companies to ensure lower feed prices hence encourage good animal nutrition and reduced production

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And rhe powerhouse that is Luo Nyanza, the Maasai and other pastoralist communities ought to improve their stock.
@spear, how are we doing with Turkana water ? Anyways i foresee a Kenya which is food secure by 2030.
Next frontier ni Energy .

Kudos uhuruto, never regret voting for this chaps…kwanza stori ya jana UK akidigitize Kanjo ilinibamba sanaaa

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A while back, before elections, there were stories making round, hows systems to curb corruptions in .ke, were at final stages. @spear confirm.

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Turkana water is not fit for human consumption. It has too many minerals and elements that it will need to be desalinated first to be consumed. A water desalination plant needs a lot of power and $$$ so we have to wait for the petroleum to start flowing for export to get things going.

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