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Improving Water Use Efficiency in Garden Irrigation: Experiences from the Lowveld Research Station, Southeast Zimbabwe

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dc.creator Murata, M.
dc.creator Lovell, C.J.
dc.creator Batchelor, C.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-08T08:12:36Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:55:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-08T08:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:55:09Z
dc.date.created 2015-07-08T08:12:36Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier Murata, M, Lovell, C.J. & Batchelor, C.H. (1995) Improving Water Use Efficiency in Garden Irrigation: Experiences from the Lowveld Research Station, 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. 39-49.
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6523
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2174
dc.description.abstract In dry regions, access to irrigation systems is the principle factor effecting garden size and success. In rural areas, efficient irrigation can allow more families to benefit from a particular water source and can improve crop production. In urban areas, where water must also be paid for, it can improve the economic returns made from gardening. Thousands of small gardens in Zimbabwe are laboriously irrigated to produce extra food for families. Surface irrigation of small beds is the common practice, but this traditional irrigation method is not efficient in water use. With each irrigation, some water applied to the soil surface is lost as soil evaporation. With increasing human pressure on limited water supplies, and the possibility of climatic change, it is vital that more efficient methods of irrigation be developed and adopted.
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 Improving Water Use Efficiency in Garden Irrigation: Experiences from the Lowveld Research Station, Southeast Zimbabwe
dc.type Book chapter
dc.type Conference paper


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