As dams run dry, Zimbabwe experiments with a new style of farming

Could aquaponics ensure food security in Harare, a city suffering from persistent drought?

Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, is suffering acute water shortages. Sources have all but dried up, due in part to droughts exacerbated by climate change. 

The city draws its water mainly from the Chivero Dam – alongside the Harava, Seke, and Manyame dams. In 2019, the Harava Dam was decommissioned because of exceptionally low water levels; it was operat…

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