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Zambia: 'Use Irrigation in Low Rainfall Areas'

A senior research officer at Arid Zones Research Institute in Tunisia Mohamed Overssiar has called on Zambia to embrace irrigation in areas that receive low rainfall.

Dr Overssiar said Zambia should take a leaf from the Tunisian water harvesting technologies by engaging in irrigation of high value crops in provinces that experience dry spells.

He was speaking in an interview during the Water Harvesting for Rain-fed Africa (WAHARA) meeting held at Chrismar Hotel in Livingstone.

He said Zambia has vast potential in irrigation that can be utilised by farmers following the delayed starting of the rainy season in Southern Province during the 2015/2016 farming season.

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