A descriptive analysis of the sample irrigation system
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This paper gives an overview of some of the physical and socio-economic characteristics of the sites in the final sample. The sample covers the range of irrigation management systems that exist in Zimbabwe. Rainfall during the study year was below average in most of Zimbabwe, and on all of the sample irrigation systems except Maboleni and Dufuya . However, rainfall is only part of the total water available to plants on irrigation systems. The lower the rainfall, however, the more dependent crop production will be on irrigation:!