MWEA IRRIGATION AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER (MIAD)

MIAD center located in Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Kirinyaga County, was established in 1991 through a technical cooperation program between the Governments of Kenya and the Government of Japan as a center for irrigation technology development and transfer.

It has since become the main research and training station on irrigated agriculture in Kenya.

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Research Activities

Technologies developed and rolled out to Mwea and other Schemes to-date include:

  1. On farm water management techniques,
  2. Wetland preparation techniques,
  3. Rice husbandry techniques and
  4. Multiple (double) cropping techniques.
Other Areas of Specialization

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