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Posted: 08 Feb 2016 07:11
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Irrigation is an age –old-technology involving the artificial application of water supplement to rainfall for the purpose of crop production. Its history dates back to more than 400 years ago. In Kenya there is evidence that local communities especially Marakwet, the Ilchamus (Jemp Maasais), the Turkana and the Pokomo, may have practised it for the last 500years. Formal irrigation started in 1901 and 1905 during railway construction around Kibwezi and large Irrigation began mid -1950s with the development of Hola, Mwea-Tebere and Pekerra irrigation schemes
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