Author: Innocent Katsande

Solar Irrigation restores food security to a starving community

56-year-old Sharon Sibanda is a single mother of four children and a grandmother of three from Patana village Ward 24 in Gwanda District, Southern part of Zimbabwe. Raising a family of eight as a single mother has never been easy for her, she struggled to put food on the table and take care of her family’s daily needs. All she could and knew to do was faming however the planting seasons had not been generous and the changing climate made it worse. “Before the solar water came in, we depended on rain fed agriculture and it was difficult, we...

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Climate Change Adaptation Success in Buhera

Boaz and Wife Oxfam In Zimbabwe Boaz Chimombe a Master Farmer in Ward 28 of Buhera South District with the support of Oxfam and partners is leading the way in practicing conservation farming and showing fellow farmers in the District that climate change adaptation is possible with minimum resources and mechanization equipment even in the most difficulty of conditions. The 2015 /2016 farming season has been severely affected due to the effects of Elnino. Buhera was one of the locations which recorded the highest temperatures across Zimbabwe, getting as high as 45 degrees Celsius, in contrast rainfall was at...

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