Turkana to harvest water for sorghum farming

White sorghum. Photo by Kilimo News

The County Government of Turkana is constructing water harvesting structures at Songot in Turkana West in a bid to collect enough water for crop production.

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP) is reclaiming 200 acres for sorghum production at Nanyang’akipi area of Songot Ward.

County Chief Officer for Agriculture and Land Reclamation Janerose Tioko was at Nanyang’akipi for a monitoring and evaluation tour of the projects that are set to benefit 680 households.

She commended the community for accepting to clear bushes to increase acreage as part of their contribution to the project and urged them to utilise the short rains to plant sorghum.

On his part, ASDSP County Coordinator Boniface Okita said that the programme will support construction of 40 water harvesting bunds in the next two weeks, as well as supply farm tools and sorghum seeds to the community.

Share your views about this story

Related stories

Subscribe to Kilimo News

Get the latest agriculture news in East Africa