Hupenyu Ivhu (“Soil is Life”) is a collective of farmers in Zimbabwe’s arid Zvishavane district who develop methods to increase water retention, food security, and crop diversity in rural lands. Farmer Bouwas Mawara started the group in 1989, after devising the “dead-level contour” method of capturing and storing water on the land and dramatically increasing his harvest. Read more about Bouwas Mawara’s work and other similar initiatives in our Medium article on community water sovereignty.
Photo by Carly Gayle.
Category: Local Food, Farming & Fisheries