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FAO Upgrades Irrigation to Fight Hunger in Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has embarked on a $6-million program to rehabilitate irrigation schemes that President Robert Mugabe's government abandoned, leaving several communities exposed to drought. A tractor at Jalukange Irrigation Scheme — near Zimbabwe's border with Botswana, about 700 kilometers south of Harare — is tilling the land for farmers to plant crops. A 57-hectare plot last had activity almost a decade ago before the irrigation...

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