WEST KANO IRRIGATION SCHEME

Background Information

West Kano Irrigation Scheme is located in the Kano plains between Nandi escarpment and Nyabondo plateau on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu County. The scheme was constructed in the year 1974 and become operational in 1976.

The scheme has 837 farmers with gross area of 4396 acres. The gross farm land area is 2230 acre and farm size of 2-4 acres per farmer.

The scheme irrigation water is abstracted by pumping from Lake Victoria and water drainage is also by pumping back to the Lake.The scheme has a population dependent of about 30,000 people.

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Statistical Data

Location/County

Kisumu County

Year of establishment

1974

Gazetted Area

4,450 Acres

Main Crop

Rice

Area under Irrigation

2,250 Acres

Source of irrigation water

Lake Victoria

No. of household farmers

836 Households

Type of irrigation

Water is abstracted by pumping from Lake Victoria and water drainage is also by pumping back to the Lake.

Other Crops

 

Current Status
Projected Benefits/ Benefits being realized

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