Zimbabwe Agriculture Water Shortage

By Ann-Marie

Problem At Hand

There isn't enough rainfall all around Zimbabwe to help agriculture production. (Only 37 percent of the country receives adequate rainfall for agriculture). Rainfall is used for agriculture, but in some villages and small towns, it's turned into clean drinking water and for many other things. When there isn't enough water to help the crops, sacrifices have to be made to keep the crops at their best condition.
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Zimbabwe. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fred-mayer.eu/zimbabwe/zimbabwe/

The Solution

To make sure farmers have water to help grow their crops, and to help keep their livestock healthy, the best option is to harvest water is the ground. The water will be reay to moisturised the soil. This will have a great impacted on the production of agriculture.
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Introduction to Farmponds. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dhan.org/farmponds/index.php

Avanteges and Disadvantages


  1. Will have water for agriculture almost all the time.
  2. Easy to get to
  3. There are different styles of water harvesting for different farm layouts. (size, location and budget).

  1. Depending where the water harvester is, bacteria could get into it.
  2. If the water sits still for too long, the water could possibly pick up diseases.
  3. There is limited water.

Source of information bibliography

Water profile of Zimbabwe. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/157012/

Planting water: Sustainable agriculture in Zimbabwe. (2013, October 07). Retrieved from https://zimbabweland.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/planting-water-sustainable-agriculture-in-zimbabwe/

Conflict over water threatens mining, farming communities. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://reliefweb.int/report/zimbabwe/conflict-over-water-threatens-mining-farming-communities