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With Its Wanton Consequences, Riparian Agriculture Is At Toll In Muzarabani

Muzarabani, Zimbabwe Science & Environment, Climate Change 16 Sep 2022

I propose to write an article on how difficult it is for Zimbabwe to overcome the impacts of environmental damages as riparian agriculture is taking its toll in many drought- prone and arid rural communities.
As the world grapples with environmental problem and the impacts of climate change, most rural communities are depending on riverbank farming projects to ensure food security for the whole year.
Due to acute food insecurities soon after the harvest season in Zimbabwe, river bank farming becomes a source of survival and helps to have easy access to water.
However, the practice is indeed an environmental challenge given its wanton causes of siltation, degradation and soil erosion among others.
It is with this background that l want to write on how the suffering majority is benefiting from this environment damaging practice to ensure food securities, whereas how the rivers will be like in the next coming years.
Also to find out on measures that can be put in place to conserve environment.
In this story, l will interviews with those who are practising riverbank farming, agricultural experts and environmental experts.
I will be focusing with Muzarabani district where this practise is taking place in Musengezi river.
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