Ministry of Agriculture revives Musikavanhu Irrigation Scheme

Ministry of Agriculture revives Musikavanhu Irrigation Scheme

2023-09-18 09:08:36

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Zaina Phiri

The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development has revived the Musikavanhu Irrigation Scheme, which was lying dormant for five years, by drilling two solar-powered boreholes and fixing other broken pumps. The scheme covers 72 hectares of land but was only producing less than 35 percent of its potential output. However, since its revival, it has made remarkable progress. Musikavanhu agriculture extension officer, Kudakwashe told Diamond FM that they are growing various crops such as tomatoes, winter maize, and sugar beans, which he said have good commercial value.