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dc.contributor.authorPhiri Maseko, Z.
dc.contributor.authorBussink, M.
dc.coverage.spatialZimbabwe.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T15:37:24Z
dc.date.available2015-07-07T15:37:24Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationPhiri Maseko, Z. & Bussink, M. (1995) Wetlands and Water Harvesting as Resources in Communal Farmers' Food Security: A Case from Zvishavane, 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.33-39.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6515
dc.descriptionA Conference Paper on water harvesting in Zimbabwe.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough a large part of the Zimbabwean population is living in and dependent on semi- arid and sandy-soil areas, the cultivation of the wetlands is still severely restricted by law. As during colonial times, environmental arguments are used to prevent communal farmers from using the wetlands. The question is not whether or not the wetlands should be used, but how they should be used. In this paper we hope to show that a sustainable and deliberate use of the wetlands by communal farmers is desirable and possible. Access to wetlands can give farmers an opportunity to stabilize their production and by doing so improve their food security. A change in the legislation is needed for this to be possible. Hopefully, the importance of the (potential) use of the wetlands and water harvesting will be more widely recognized by policy makers and others involved in rural development in the communal areas. To contribute to the debate about wetlands we present a case study of Mr. Phiri Maseko's form and the Zvishavane Water Resources Project (ZWRP). Community-based water projects are the main focus of the ZWRP.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCornell International Institute for Food & Agriculture development (CIIFAD); Rockefeller Foundation & Swedish Aid Agency SAREC.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publications.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.subjectWateren
dc.titleWetlands and Water Harvesting as Resources in Communal Farmers' Food Security: A Case from Zvishavaneen
dc.title.alternativeDambo Farming In Zimbabwe: Water Management, Cropping and Soil Potentials for Smallholder Farming in the Wetlandsen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.typeConference paperen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ)en


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