Galana/Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya

Galana/Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya

Country Kenya
Application Protection of drip and pivot sprinkler irrigation systems
Flow rate Stage 1: 700 m3/h (3,100 gpm)
Stage 2: 1200 m3/h (5,300 gpm)
Stage 3: 40-50 m3/h (176-220 gpm)
Water source Galana River
Filtration degree Stage 1: 300 micron
Stage 2: 130 micron
Stage 3: 130 micron
Filtration solution Stage 1: 6 x 14″ ABF-10000 filters
Stage 2: 8 x 4″ Spin KlinTM Apollo x 2 x 12 batteries
Stage 3: 100 4″ Semi-automatic filters

Background

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)

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya – Background

The Challenge

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.

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya – The Challenge

The Filtration Solution

We provided a 3-stage solution, as follows:

Stage 1:
6 x 14″ ABF-10000 filters
300 micron
700 m3/h

Stage 2:
8 x 4″ Spin KlinTM Apollo x 2 x 12 batteries
130 micron
1200 m3/h

Stage 3:
100 4″ Semi-automatic filters
130 micron
40-50 m3/h

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya - The Filtration Solution

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya – The Filtration Solution

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya - The Filtration Solution

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya – The Filtration Solution

The Results

This project was such a success that additional similar ones are expected in the future.

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya - The Results

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya – The Results

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya – The Results

Galana Kulalu Food Security Project, Kenya – The Results