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dc.contributor.authorMutekwa, V.
dc.contributor.authorKusangaya, S.
dc.coverage.spatialZimbabwe
dc.coverage.spatialSouthern Africa
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:07:15Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:07:15Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier4449
dc.identifier.citationWater SA 32(3): 437-444
dc.identifier.issn0378-4738
dc.identifier.issn1816-7950
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68751
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dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the livelihood impacts of rain-water harvesting (RWH) technologies in a drought-prone region of Zimbabwe and provides qualitative evidence of increased crop water efficiency. They find that infiltration pits are the most popular RWH technology. Water harvesting provides enough soil moisture for relay cropping and growing a second crop in the dry season. Farmers adopt RWH strategies primarily because of livelihood benefits (ability to grow water-sensitive cash crops: sugar cane, vegetables, bananas, etc., but also identify positive externalities of reduced of soil erosion, maintaining soil fertility, conserving soil moisture, and potential groundwater recharge as benefits of RWH.
dc.format.mimetypetext/plain
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://ajol.info/index.php/wsa/article/view/5270
dc.subjectConservation agriculture
dc.subjectSemiarid zones
dc.subjectLivelihoods
dc.subjectArid zones
dc.subjectWater
dc.subjectSustainable agriculture
dc.subjectRainwater harvesting
dc.subjectWater conservation
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
dc.titleContribution of rainwater harvesting technologies to rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe: The case of Ngundu ward in Chivi District
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