BUNYALA IRRIGATION SCHEME

Background Information

Bunyala Irrigation Scheme was established in 1964 but started its operation in 1969. It was started with the sole purpose of bringing areas in Bunyala under irrigation to increase food security in the western Kenya region and Kenya at large.

The scheme stopped its operation between late 1990’s and early 2000’s but was revived after 2004 with the vision of ensuring water to every irrigable Acre.

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Statistical Data

Location/County

Busia County / Siaya County

Year of establishment

1964

Gazetted Area

1800 Acres

Main Crop

Rice

Area under Irrigation

1734 Acres

Source of irrigation water

River Nzoia

No. of household farmers

1400 Households

Type of irrigation

Basin irrigation system

Other Crops

Pulses and Horticulture

Current Status
Projected benefits/ Benefits being realized

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