According to Moses Matenga, one thing Chivi villagers in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province would want to quickly forget is the ravaging drought that ate away their livestock in 2012.
In his article titled ‘NGOs our only hope – villagers’, Matenga states that from the hunger of 2008 that forced them to compete for chakata (a wild fruit) with donkeys to the menacing dry spell of 2012-13, the villagers and their counterparts from the southern region do not want, never again, to see their livestock dying from hunger.
He argues that most of the southern parts of Zimbabwe lie in regions which are too dry for successful crop production without irrigation. However, he adds that communal farmers have no other choice but to grow crops in these areas even without access to irrigation.
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