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Rice farming in Kirinyaga is set for major changes as the government and donors pour in billions of shillings to improve production and farmers’ income.

The Mwea Irrigataion Scheme is Kenya’s biggest with 28,000 acres under rice.This is set to increase to 40,000 acres, thanks to a Sh12 billion loan from the Japanese government and Sh5 billion from the Treasury invested under the Economic Stimulus Programme.

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Courtesy: Daily Nation

24th August 2011