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In disaster-prone southern Mozambique, farmers take command of water

By Jeffrey Barbee | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 00:15 AM
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XAI-XAI, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In this vast agricultural region of southern Mozambique, dark water flows slowly down canals cut into the farm fields. In an area prone to droughts and floods, the canals help deal with both problems, carrying irrigation water to valuable squash and tomato fields in dry times and carrying away floodwater in the wet ones.

The canals and the small-scale...

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