Saturday, 8 February 2014

Mwanza irrigates only 3pc of land

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Annastazia Fredy

Misungwi. Mwanza Region has yet to effectively use Lake Victoria waters for irrigation purposes. Only 3 per cent of land is under irrigation.

Drip irrigation has gained little steam in the region despite its potential in boosting food security and incomes of thousands of farming households.

The manager for the Lake Zone Irrigation Scheme, Mr Wilson Kalumona, told The Citizen yesterday that only 1,007 hectares of the land is being irrigated out 36,315 hectares.

He said Misungwi District has 353.8 hectares of the irrigated land.

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