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Contribution of Rainwater Harvesting Technologies to Rural Livelihoods in Zimbabwe: The Case of Ngundu Ward in Chivi District

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This paper examines the contribution of rain-water harvesting (RWH) technologies to rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe and consequently to the sustainability of agriculture and rural livelihoods thereof. Benefits and major constraints of RWH technologies are explored and dscussed. It was concluded that RWH technologies are suitable for smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas if they are properly tailored to the conditions of the locality where they are promoted.