DIVISION OF IRRIGATION
17 OCTOBER 2018
The division is conducting irrigation assessments for farmers. Farmers in need of the service are required to visit Irrigation offices in their province, pay $250.00 and an engineer will be assigned to do the assessment.
Division of Irrigation participated in 2018 exhibitions together with other departments/divisions and the ministry got first prize in the Public Sector category and received a trophy and a certificate. Table 1 summarises provincial achievements.
Table 1: Division of Irrigation Achievements on 2018 Exhibitions-Provincial Shows
|Matebeleland South||Silver medal in the Public Sector category|
|Mashonaland East||Second position in the Public Sector category|
|Mashonaland Central||Second position in the Public Sector category|
|Midlands||Second position in the Public Sector category|
Farmer Training on Irrigation
Communal and A1 Irrigation Schemes nationally are being trained on good irrigated agriculture practices under a programme called 2018 Irrigation Competition. The irrigation schemes receive prizes from Irrigation Division and other stakeholders. So far district prize giving ceremonies have been held in Mashonaland East and Matebeleland South provinces as summarised in table 2 below.
Table 2: Summary of projects that received 1st prize in each district