Garissa Irrigation Pumps

Garissa Irrigation Pumps

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF GARISSA GARISSA

The residents of Garissa County often struggle with food production as the weather patterns in the area do not sustain a crop. The Tana River however, flows right within the county with many farmers’ groups organized and living along this river, using all methods to irrigate their farms. We partnered with the county Government and supplied irrigation pumping sets to 25 farmers’ groups. The irrigation pumps now provide livelihoods to about 400 households, and food security to the county residents.

Irrigation Pumping Systems

Irrigation Pumping Systems

JICA, GARISSA

In an attempt to curb food shortage in Garissa County, Japan international Cooperation funded the supply of Engine driven pumps to some communities in Garissa.

Epicenter Africa supplied 12 irrigation pumps, with which over 200 members of the communities would begin fruit and cereal farming along River tana which in-turn increased farm produce and also created a business environment.

The pumps draw water from river Tana and supply about 800,000 liters of water for each farm every day.