The Galana Kulalu Model Farm To Attract Investors For Commercialised Food Production
The National government is investing 800 million shillings to complete the 10, 000 acre model farm at the Galana Kulalu food security project to attract investors for commercialized food production under the planned public private partnership project.
The Galana Kulalu Food Security project is located in the coastal region within Kilifi and Tana River counties. The project involves development of physical infrastructure for viable and economic utilization of the natural resources available within or accessible to the area making up the Galana Kulalu ranches. The project covers 1.75 million acres of public land for investments in irrigation, livestock and fisheries enterprises with related social infrastructure such as production storage, processing and marketing equipment.
Joshua Toro, the National Irrigation Authority Chairman says the project will be complete by December this year to pave way for public private partnership that will see over 200,000 acres of land put under irrigation. The contractor is putting up a new pumping station, pipeline and 25 additional center pivot systems for irrigation.
The Galana Kulalu project is one of the initiatives identified in the Kenya Vision 2030 that has vision to contribute to the achievement of food security.