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News and Events

  • PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEW NIB BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed six (6) new Board of Directors for the National Irrigation Board who will serve for ...
  • NATIONAL IRRIGATION BILL-DRAFT
    A Bill for an Act of Parliament to amend and consolidate the law relating to sustainable development and management of irrigation ...
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  • NIB SIGNS A CONTRACT WITH GREEN
    NIB signs a Kshs14.5 billion contract with an An Israeli firm, Green Arava Ltd to commence a pilot project(10,000 acres)
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  • NIB SIGNS A CONTRACT WITH GREEN ARAVA
    NIB signs a Kshs14.5 billion contract with an An Israeli firm, Green Arava Ltd to commencea pilot project(10,000 acres) in ...
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Welcome

National Irrigation Board (NIB) was established and incorporated in 1966 as a state corporation through the Irrigation Act, Cap 347 of the Laws of Kenya. The objective of this Act is “to provide for the development, control and improvement of irrigation schemes, for purposes incidental thereto and connected therewith.”
Currently, the Board manages seven (7) national irrigation schemes and stations with four operational research stations. The Board also has two rice mills in Eastern and Western regions: Mwea Rice Mills (MRM) and Western Kenya Rice Mills (WKRM).


In addition, the Board under the Expanded National Irrigation Programme is undertaking new developments as well as rehabilitation of irrigation projects amounting to about 169 projects spread all over the country todate.
NIB is also spearheading the implementation of Galana/Kulalu Food Security Project in Tana River and Kilifi Counties. This is a National Economic Program aimed at putting one million acres of land under irrigated agriculture within five (5) year hence increasing food security in the country. Read more

Distribution of Projects

Irrigation in Kenya has a long history spanning over 400 years....

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Subsidiaries

The National Irrigation Board has two rice milling plants.the Mwea Rice Mills (MRM)...

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Research

The National Irrigation Board has two main research stations....

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