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Garden Irrigation Using Collector Wells: Experiences from a First Scheme in Southeast Zimbabwe.

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dc.creator Lovell, C.J.
dc.creator Batchelor, C.H.
dc.creator Semple, A.
dc.creator Murata, M.
dc.creator Mazhangara, E.
dc.creator Brown, M.W.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-07T14:42:59Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:55:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-07T14:42:59Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:55:09Z
dc.date.created 2015-07-07T14:42:59Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier Lovell, C.J., Batchelor, C.H., Semple, A., Murata, M., Mazhangara, E. and Brown, M.W. (1995) Garden Irrigation Using Collector Wells: Experiences from a First Scheme in Southeast Zimbabwe, in Owen R., Verbeek K., Jackson, J. and Steenhuis, T. (eds.) Dambo Farming In Zimbabwe: Water Management, Cropping and Soil Potentials for Smallholder Farming in the Wetlands: Conference Proceedings. Harare: UZ Publications, pp.49-61.
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6511
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2172
dc.description.abstract The research described in this report has the potential to improve sustainability of agriculture by reducing farmer reliance on extensive farming systems. The overall aim of the project is to promote the use of small irrigated community gardens to complement rainfed cropping. In years of good rainfall, these gardens can augment rainfed crop production, reduce the need to crop marginal land and improve nutrition by providing a continuous supply of vegetables during the dry season. In years of drought, such as that now occuring in Southern Africa, there is no rain-fed cropping. Irrigated gardens can provide rural communities with a vital "safety net", providing the only means of food production.
dc.language en
dc.publisher University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publications.
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
dc.subject Agriculture
dc.subject Rural Development
dc.subject Water
dc.title Garden Irrigation Using Collector Wells: Experiences from a First Scheme in Southeast Zimbabwe.
dc.type Book chapter
dc.type Conference paper


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