Investigations of the rehabilitation and extension of the existing Morulem Scheme comprising of 85 ha with a total of 934 nomadic farmers in Turkana District. The study revealed the possibility of the rehabilitation of a low cost approach of Food-for-work strategy for implementation.
A socio – economic survey covering 934 farmers was undertaken to test consumer reaction in the Morulem Irrigation Scheme regarding the proposed rehabilitation and extension, and the provision of potable water supplies, particularly through the analysis of households’ ability and willingness to operate and maintain the scheme. Aspects of administration, including project management, project operation and maintenance, record keeping, farmers’ training procedures and scheme evaluation targets were discussed and proposals made. The survey covered opinions from farmers, women groups, scheme management committee, administrators/leaders and the agricultural extension Officers.
Final design of the rehabilitation plans of the intake works and canals (main, primary and secondary) for the existing 85ha. Planning and design extension scheme comprising of 115ha; planning for the potable water and sanitation facilities within the irrigation scheme. Developed a multi-year operational plan aimed at having an effective and practical monitoring and evaluation system and procedures implementation of the project was planned to adopt the food-for-work strategy.