Limpopo Basin Development Challenge
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CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. 2012. Limpopo Basin Development Challenge. Pretoria, South Africa: CPWF.
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Limpopo Basin The Limpopo is a relatively dry basin and most water in the more productive areas is already claimed. Rainfall is highly variable and in many parts of the basin there is little run-off with which to produce crops and livestock. The basin is a water-scarce environment in which recurring drought and floods cause devastating impacts on the livelihoods of small-scale, subsistence farmers. However, the more pressing development challenge in these farming systems is the unproductive use of water in the more normal rainfall seasons which are much more prevalent.