Farming Starts Here

Benefits of a drip irrigation system

Drip irrigation systems have many benefits to farmers in Kenya, such as being environment friendly, cost effective, provide a higher success rate and promote healthier plants.  Below are even more benefits that drip irrigation can bring to farmers in Kenya:

  • Root Zone: Your plants need water at their roots, and a drip irrigation system combined with a timer enables you to provide the water your plants need and targets the root systems, saving you both water and money.
  • Water Efficiency: When your plants need water, a drip irrigation system will provide that water with much less runoff or evaporation.
  • Versatility: When you need the most versatile irrigation system available, you need a drip irrigation system that can adapt to any landscape and can be used for container small backyard farms, vegetable rows and even balconies for urban farmers in Nairobi. A drip irrigation system can grow with you as your farming needs grow and can be used anywhere in your farm.
  • Conserves Earth’s Resources: It isn’t a surprise that as the Earth’s population increases, using less water is an absolute necessity. Without a drip irrigation system in place, most of the water you use in your garden will evaporate due to the November-December heat or be exposed to runoff and not reach your plants’ root systems. Drip irrigation uses less water and promotes lush plant growth offering our planet a beautiful and more abundant future.
  • Savings: Drip irrigation saves water.  With a properly installed drip irrigation system, you could see up to a 50% reduction in annual water usage on your farm.
  • Reduction of Pests & Weeds: Water that sits on top of the surface of your farm causes an increase in pests, weeds and fungal growth. A drip irrigation system directs the water at the root systems of your plants and effectively reduces pests, weeds and harmful fungal growth.
Also Read  How long should you run your drip irrigation?


Share Button


  • Joseph Boit

    Joseph is the founder of Graduate Farmer, a Kenyan online platform that provides resources and tools to help farmers improve their agricultural practices and increase their productivity. Joseph is a passionate follower of Christ and farmer who loves to use technology to make a positive impact on people's lives.

Related Articles


  1. My wife and I have been thinking about choosing a different irrigation system for our yard, but we weren’t sure how it would benefit us. It’s interesting that this type of system can actually help you save on water! Since water is getting pretty valuable lately, it would be nice to know that you won’t have to worry about paying for more.

  2. I realize that a drip irrigation system may help me conserve the earth’s resources as you mentioned while I water my crops since you said that it’s earth-friendly. Since I do agree that it’s more versatile than other types of irrigation, I might be able to use it for supplying vitamins to them. Water efficiency as you stated is also a welcome benefit I am willing to get so they can get more water so I might consider this option when I build my small vegetable patch and have someone install it for me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button