AHERO IRRIGATION SCHEME

Background Information

The Ahero Irrigation Scheme is located In the Kano plains between Nandi Escarpment and Nyabondo Plateau.

The scheme was started as a pilot project to explore the feasibility of irrigation in the Kano Plains.Construction of the scheme started in 1966 and operations started in 1969.

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Statistical Data

Location/County

Kisumu County, Muhoroni Sub-county

Year of establishment

1966

Gazetted Area

4,176 Acres

Main Crop

Rice of varieties are 90% Sindano (IR-2793 & ITA 310), 5% aromatic. (Basmat-370) and 5% hybrid (Arize Tej Gold & Arize 6444 Gold).

Area under Irrigation

2,586.5 Acres

Source of irrigation water

River Nyando

No. of household farmers

570 farm holders, 2000 farmers and 20,000 dependents

Type of irrigation

Basin Irrigation

Other Crops

Soybeans (seed) – contracted by SeedCo ltd-Kitale. Soybeans (commercial) – contracted by Josiche Co. ltd- Nakuru. Watermelon, Maize, Tomatoes, Sorghum and Cowpeas.

Current Status
Projected benefits/ Benefits being realized

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