Zimbabwe: Small-scale farmers invest in Boreholes

Mashonland West Office

Small-scale farmers in Mangura have used the proceeds from the sale of Pomfudza / Entwasa and order farming programs to divert private wells to ensure good water supply for their homes and farms.

At least 140 A1 farmers in the area drowned as they tried to switch from rain-fed agriculture to irrigation. This will enable many farmers to engage in a life-changing horticultural sector.

It is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs), which focus on access to safe drinking water for all communities.

Margaret Mawadz (49), from Dichwe village in Mangurara Zone 4, who has lived on two acres of land for nearly two decades, said she decided to dig a well to start a fruit and vegetable business.

“I used the money I earned from selling my crops to dig this well. I decided to invest in water because of the water challenges. ”

My family and other villagers have been interested in fruits and vegetables and have been living in unprotected pits, and she is cultivating her two-hectare garden.

Climate now calls on other A1 farmers to invest in water, as they want farmers to avoid relying on rain-fed agriculture if they want to increase production.

Another farmer, Thomas Mudrisassa (44), who owns poultry farms in the area, said he decided to invest in a well following the declining amount of water from a nearby water source.

We had access to water from a spring two miles[2 km]away. While we hope the government will dig more wells for us, as farmers we must get rid of the dependency syndrome. Land acquisition.

In addition, my six-hectare plot is getting smaller for me and my family, so the well will expand to 12 acres[12 ha]and use at least two crops a year.

A2min Lanlotlo Dawa from Mangura, which recently dug two wells for livestock and crops on Hubbury, said farmers should invest in water as the national economy is dependent on agriculture.