Nicky Schepers via web
30th March 2017 (present: Helio and Nicky) About: Case study Macate, Social and hydrological reasearch Where: Beira corridor; Province Manica; District Macate; River Muenedzi
Step 1: DAY 1 - Scope - study river Muenedzi
Goal: To get an insight about the area: catchment river Muenedzi. - How is the life of the smallholders? --- Biggest challenges? --- Livelihood? --- Where do they sell their products? --- How much land do they have? - Type of irrigation? - Permanent river / side streams?
The river Muenedzi is a permanent river, the side streams will dry up from August till December. Currently mainly rain-fed maize cultivation. Also lot of pasture in the area. The rainy season is about to stop, so from now the smallholders will start irrigating the e.g. carrot in the river banks (mainly by hand).