Turkana is an arid desert region in the north of Kenya, Africa.
Agriculture is mostly a rain fed system producing staple crops during a short period of the year.
Low soil fertility, water shortage and alkalinity combined with frequent droughts result in very low yields.
Revenues from rainfall staples are low. Past agricultural development projects in the region failed.
The result is poverty, food insecurity and hunger.
Introduction of small-scale irrigated vegetables based on the desert agricultural experience of Israeli experts,
brings relief to poverty within a very short period of time.
The major advantages of the TIPA Project:
• Producing vegetables around the year.
• Water saving and efficient use by low pressure dripping system
• Labor saving
• Operational simplicity
• High yields and high product quality
The project will consist as sustainability, as TIPA 5th phase.
With new desert agriculture technology who develops small 500m2 horticulture drip irrigation schemes for
incipient farmers established in waterpoints which can provide a minimum of 2,500 lts. of sweet water for
irrigation. Subsistence agriculture that focuses on producing food at family level and market-oriented agriculture
where the farmers can sell their surplus.