Farmers urged to prepare for drought
Farmers have been urged to prepare for drought by investing in irrigation infrastructure in the face of climate change.
Dry spells are being experienced countrywide due to the climate change with the negative effects being felt by most farmers.
However, as a mitigation measure the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) has implored farmers to invest in irrigation infrastructure.
Speaking in Harare this Monday, ZFU Executive Director, Mr Paul Zakariya said water resource management needs to be enhanced as it is key in increasing agricultural productivity which promotes economic growth.
Meanwhile, the meteorological service department spokesperson, Mr Tich Zinyemba says rains are expected before the end of this week and also underscored the need to invest in irrigation infrastructure.
Zimbabwe has more than 11 thousand water bodies which are not being utilised to their full capacity.