“We survive through irrigation because water availability is not reliable. This area is dry and does not have enough water.” says Techlea a farmer in Zimbabwe.
In Nyanyadzi, Zimbabwe, farmers are challenged by climate change with recurrent droughts and flash floods threatening harvest and crops. With United Nations Development Programme and the Southern Alliance for Indigenous Resources. Oxfam built gabions, which act as silt traps, and rehabilitate the irrigation scheme with the farmers of Nyanyadzi.
The Nyanyadzi river feeds a gravity-powered irrigation scheme regulated by gates to control the water flow. More than 400 hectares of fields are irrigated, reaching over 720 farmers.