OLJORO IRRIGATION TRAINING FARM

For the purpose of strengthening more practical skills to Civil and Irrigation Engineering students, the College in the year 2011 acquired 150 acres (60 ha) of land at VETA Oljoro to be used as demonstration irrigation farm. The farm is located about 15 kilometres South West from Arusha Municipality along Arusha-Naberera- Kibaya main road. The farm is intended for demonstration of various irrigation methods/systems both pressurized and gravity irrigation systems that include furrow irrigation, basin irrigation, border strip irrigation, drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation systems.

The project is now under construction, and for near future the college intends to develop it further so as it become a campus for Civil & IrrigationĀ  Engineering Program which will save as center for Agricultural Mechanization inĀ  training, Research and production and community consultation. After completion of the project, it will comprise the following infrastructures:
1.Water Storage and distribution structures (Dam & overhead tanks)
2.Boreholes for supplementary irrigation
3.Water conveying structures (Open & Closed channel)
4.Farm/Access road
5.Basin and furrow irrigation systems
6.Sprinkler and Drip irrigation systems
7.Agriculture resource center for students and farmers training
8.Center for agricultural mechanization
9.Farm and staff houses
10.Classes and social services facilities