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Solar Pump Helps Herders Overcome Zimbabwe Drought

Communities in one of the most drought-prone parts of Zimbabwe are ditching farming in favor of cattle raising with support from the United Nations and a local NGO. Mathafeni village about 600 kilometers southwest of Harare is in one of the driest districts in Zimbabwe, but a solar-powered borehole pumps water into a trough where some cattle are drinking. The borehole supplies water for a dip tank just a few meters away, which helps reduce the risk of waterborne disease. As Thembani...

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