How the irrigation scheme startedunder the Kenyans for Kenya Initiative is transforming fortunes

Written By: Super User Category: Blog

When people hear about drought, they most likely think of North Eastern Kenya. This is because drought in some parts of Upper Eastern such as ftarsabit County has become more frequent in recent years. However, most people have never been to or heard of Walda Irrigation Farm.

 

The life-changing irrigation project is located about 47km from ftarsabit town and sits on a 250 acre of land with four solar- powered boreholes. The irrigation farm provides water for over 200 households and has been key in offering the pastoralist community with alternative livelihood and climate adaptive interventions.

However, tacked nearly 47km from ftarsabit town in ftoyale is Walda Farm where Kenya Red Cross is implimenting an irrigation project. Few people outside this subcounty have heard of Walda, let alone been to the life changing irrigation project.

 

The Walda Irrigation project sits on a 250-acre piece of land with four solar -powered boreholes. The project provides water for over 200 households and has been key in offering the pastoralist community with alternative livelihood.