Weekly.farmradio.org: Farmers boost yields, income with small-scale irrigation systems

There’s a saying in the Gursum sub-district of Ethiopia’s Oromia region: “No pond, no wife.” Farmers in this region collect rainwater in ponds created with large plastic sheets. It’s a simple but effective way to harvest and store water for their crops. The technology was introduced in Gursum a decade ago and has changed the sub-district in more ways than one. Men farmers without ponds are said to have difficulty finding a wife!

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