200 Households To Benefit from Irrigation Scheme in UMP
UMP – At least 200 households in Maramba are set to benefit from the newly installed Saparanyambuya Irrigation Scheme as the Government continues its efforts to climate-proof agriculture to enhance food security in the face of climate change.
The US$2.1 million irrigation scheme wholly funded by the government will cover 100 hectares.
Each beneficiary will have 0.5 hectares covered by the irrigation scheme.
Beneficiaries will be drawn from villages nearby which include Chiutsi and Marekera communities.
The beneficiaries are expected to start with Winter Wheat.
Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe District is drought-prone and lies in region four.
The Saparanyambuya Irrigation Scheme comes at a time Government is targeting to put an additional 26 000 hectares under irrigation by 2025.
Currently, a total of 350 000 hectares are under irrigation countrywide.