Dry season vegetable farming can bring substantial additional income and provide supplementary food for household consumption.
Source of water, irrigation, and water management techniques play a critical role in the success of dry season farming.
Following GASIP support to selected communities by the provision of solar-mechanized boreholes and water storage facilities:
We entreat all supported District Department of Agriculture to facilitate the process of creating water distribution systems in the Conservation Agriculture fields.
A typical example is the case of Duori community in the Jirapa Municipal where the group has been able to connect water to the entire 2-acre field by themselves.
We expect Agricultural Extension Agents to lead the other supported groups in developing their own mechanisms system of ensuring full coverage of water on the 2-acre land.
Interested Districts can contact the Jirapa Mun. Crop Officer Adams on 054 044 4449 for technical assistance in this regard.