Climate-smart practices help farmers cope with drought in Zimbabwe

climate-smart practices in Zimbabwe
Farmers in Zimbabwe adopt climate-smart practices to cope with drought.

Drought-stricken areas in Zimbabwe made it hard for farmers to maximize the growth of their crops. Most of the crops that they harvest are under size and low-quality. To boost crop yields and growth, farmers are adopting climate-smart practices to directly water the plants to its roots.

Furthermore, climate-smart practices allow them to grow vegetable crops alongside water-saving drip irrigation system. They also use water-resilient seeds, zero tillage, and mulching to enhance soil nutrients ans save more water.

Moreover, these practices help farmers boost their income while maximizing food production. It also help them cope more with climate change and how to address food shortages.

Source: Busani Bafana, Relief Web | Photo from Flickr 

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