Irrigation 101: Guide to Drip Irrigation in Zimbabwe

Friday, April 28, 2017

Guide to Drip Irrigation_Emerging Farmer
Irrigation is important for farming. It helps ensure plant growth and improved crop yields.

Climate change is increasing the importance of irrigation for reliable access to water for crops. With erratic and changing weather patterns, like droughts and excessive rainfall, crops can wilt in the fields without access to irrigation. 

According to IWMIonly 5% of farmed land in sub-Saharan Africa uses irrigation. This low irrigation use reduces overall crop yields and quality. With one rainfall season (usually between November and March in Zimbabwe) farms are generally unproductive for most of the year.

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