(23/05/2018, Log Logo) Marsabit County Government led by H.E Governor Mohamud M Ali and the country director of GIZ Dr Braun Paul have today launched a 20 hectares of irrigation farming in Logologo ward of Laisamis Sub County.
This project will be achieved through tapping of under-utilized potential of underground water in the area where 2 hectares will be under drip irrigation and another 18 hectares will be under furrow irrigation. The project will also promote use of high valued crops that are high yielding, improve agronomic and technologies and practices among target farmers, improve livelihoods and food security through marketing and cooperative society driven sustainability systems.The county Government will further fence the farm and provide farm inputs to the farmers. This project is in addition to 11.5 hectares of irrigation farming in Kinisa, 4.5 in Dirib Gombo, Dakabaricha,Wolda and Ngororoi.
The project is part of Marsabit County Government’s long term strategy in mitigating the impacts of drought by investing in mid-long term agricultural and livelihood practices that contributes to better adaptation to the effect of drought, strengthen livelihood options, increase level of income and overall increased resilience to drought.
Governor Ali said that the project is geared towards food security as well as providing opportunities for generating income and creating wealth. He said his government is working towards ensuring that Marsabit County produces a surplus of food for its own use and build community resilience by providing enabling environment for investors and sustainability.
” We are going to employ advanced technology such as irrigation, water harvesting through dams and conservation measures under this erratic weather patterns to ensure better production ” Said the county boss.
While thanking the donors for their continued cooperation in various sectors, he called for a need to start a revolution in agricultural sector to spur the area into economic and commercial viability for the benefits of locals.
GIZ donated a vehicle to the department of Agriculture, livestock and fisheries to enhance monitoring and evaluation of activities around the county.
Governor’s Press Service