|Project Details||Dominion Farms Ltd signed a 25-year lease agreement with Siaya County Council to invest in Yala Swamp and grow rice, bananas and fish farming. |
The rice production at the farms stands at approximately 2,600 tonnes annually earning them USD 2,650,000 while fish production earns them USD 241,000.
The project had promised to benefit the local community through ensuring food security, improving infrastructure, building health centres and schools as well as providing job opportunities. This yet to be felt.
|Project Area (in hectares)||11,500 |
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Dominion Farms Limited from United States of America - from Oklahoma - Dominion Group of Companies|
|Relevant government actors||Kenya Wildlife Service;, County Councils of Siaya and Bondo;, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA);, Provincial Administration;, Ministries of Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Gender and Culture; Water Resources Management Authority;Kenya Forest Service;, Lake Basin Development Authority.|
|International and Financial Institutions||European Union (EU)|
Spanish Embassy from Spain
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Friends of Yala (an umbrella organisation that comprised over 7 organisations);, Kenya Wildlife Service;, Nature Kenya, Kenya Forests Working Group;, Media Diversity Centre;, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds|