The Galana/Kulalu project is located in Kenya’s coastal region and spans through the semi-arid regions of the Tana River and Kilifi counties. The goal of the national project is to provide water for sustainable farming through development, rehabilitation and modernization of irrigation and drainage, with the overall objective of enhancing food security, reducing poverty levels, and generating employment in Kenya.
The cooperating parties in the project are the Kenyan government; MASHAV through CINADCO, its main professional affiliate for agricultural and rural development, and the Israeli company Green Arava, which specializes in the design and implementation of turnkey agricultural projects worldwide.
(from MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation: mfa.gov.il/MFA/mashav/Latest_News/Pages/Israel-Kenya-Cooperation-in-the-GalanaKulalu-Project.aspx)
Due to the sheer scale and remote location of this project, there were many challenges, including inadequate infrastructures, erecting a water conveyance system, building access roads and the size of the workforce required.
Another challenge was the quality of the Galana River water source, which was full of silt and a wide range of organic materials.
Amiad Water Systems was contacted by Green Arava to supply the complex water filtration solution for protecting the drip and pivot sprinkler irrigation systems.
We provided a 3-stage solution, as follows:
6 x 14″ ABF-10000 filters
8 x 4″ Spin KlinTM Apollo x 2 x 12 batteries
100 4″ Semi-automatic filters
This project was such a success that additional similar ones are expected in the future.