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dc.contributor.authorLovell, C.J.
dc.contributor.authorMazhangara, E.P.
dc.contributor.authorMurata, M.
dc.contributor.authorMugweni, O.
dc.identifier.citationLovell, C.J, et al., (2000) Key steps in the development of community gardens using limited groundwater resources. In: Manzungu, E., Senzanje, A. and van der Zaag, P. (eds.) Water for agriculture in Zimbabwe: policy and management options for the smallholder sector, pp. 78-91. Harare: UZ.en
dc.descriptionA workshop paper on how rural communities in drought prone Zimbabwean districts can harness ground water for their market -gardening activities.en
dc.description.abstractShortage of water is the main problem reported by communities living in southern Zimbabwe. Rainfall is erratic and unreliable and the area is prone to drought. In Masvingo Province, there is a recorded density of only one water point per 17 square kilometers. Of these, 40 per cent are known to fail during drought. For some communities the priority is for a cleaner and more reliable source of domestic water. For many it is for sufficient water to allow vegetables to be grown. There is a tradition of gardening and a need for water and vegetables in this region upon which development of community gardens using groundwater can build.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSpecial thanks are due to the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC), The Hague, for providing financial support towards the hosting of the workshop upon which this book is based. NUFFIC also met part of the publication costs. The two coordinating committees of the Zimbabwe Programme on Women, Extension, Sociology and Irrigation (ZIMWESI), a NUFFIC-funded inter-university exchange programme in research and training between the University of Zimbabwe and Wageningen Agricultural University deserve special mention for the moral support they gave us.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publicationsen
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.titleKey steps in the development of community gardens using limited groundwater resourcesen
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ)en

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