Government has challenged farmers to diversify and limit full dependence on rain-fed agriculture

The authorities say irrigation is the solution to increased crop production and enables farmers three harvest in a year.

Ed Chomba, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection advised farmers to familiarize themselves with irrigation guidelines contained in the Seventh National Development Plan.

Dr. Chomba said the guidelines are meant to guide the nation on the migration from rain fed agriculture to irrigation.

He said the 7th National Development Plan also provides guidelines on the provision of Water for other human, animal and environmental activities in an effort to ensure holistic diversification of the economy.