Sept. 30, 2022
The 65-hectare Tshikwalakwala Irrigation Scheme, which has not been functioning in the last 15 years is now restored to full functionality at a cost of US$1 million
May 17, 2023
The Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Scheme rehab nears completion.
According to the Agricultural and Development Authority states that Rehabilitation of the Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Scheme in Binga, Matabeleland North is 87% complete with the new contractors now connecting Electricity to Pump Stations.
April 25, 2023
50 hectares out of the targeted 72ha of the Musikavanhu B2 Irrigation Scheme in Manicaland Province were developed.
April 25, 2023
The electrification and installation of centre pivots covering 100 hectares of the 150 hactares Madhodha Irrigation Scheme in Mashonaland West province has been completed.
Jan. 26, 2023
Rehabilitation of Gowe Irrigation Scheme in process following approval of budget”
Dec. 13, 2022
Under Irrigation Development, 150 boreholes were drilled, and 16 solar-powered piped water
schemes were developed
Dec. 13, 2022
50 of the targeted 100 hectares have been developed at Mtawatawa Irrigation Scheme in Uzumba
Maramba Pfungwe District, Mashonaland East Province, while 176 of the targeted 200 hectares has been developed at Kanyemba Irrigation Scheme in the Mbire District, Mashonaland Central Province.
Aug. 2, 2022
A total of 130 boreholes for irrigation has been drilled
May 30, 2022
Tuli-Manyange Dam Construction paces up. The construction of Tuli-Manyame Dam in Gwanda District is gathering pace with works on the main dam having started. Authorities say the project is taking shape and moving at a fast pace to meet deadlines
May 4, 2022
A total of 62 boreholes had been drilled for irrigation.
May 4, 2022
Irrigation Development the construction of the 1.1 megawatt (MW) Solar Power Generation Plant under the Kanyemba Irrigation Scheme, Mbire District was at 80% completion, with the solar panels having been installed.
April 13, 2022
Government commissions the 76ha Mayorca Irrigation Scheme in Sesombe Ward 5 in Kwekwe. The Scheme was rehabilitated under the Small Holder Revitalization Program (SIRP). It houses 76 farmers who are growing various crops
March 24, 2022
Preliminary work on the 53 million cubic metre Tuli-Manyange Dam in Matabeleland South commences. Current works at the dam involve the construction of Saddle Dams 1 and 2, which are expected to be complete by June. Once the saddle dams are complete, work on the foundations of the main dam will commence.
Jan. 19, 2022
The Government is adopting a new style of dam construction that includes power generation, water purification, irrigation, and fisheries, and the designs for Dande Dam in Kachuta community lands in Guruve are proceeding well. Dande Dam, with a capacity of 160 million cubic meters, is designed to contain enough water to irrigate at least 4 000 hectares of land while simultaneously generating 3,6 megawatts of electricity.
Aug. 18, 2021
Sept. 26, 2021
President Commissioned Bubi-Lupane Irrigation Scheme and Lupane Water Treatment works
Aug. 31, 2021
The government is constructing the Tuli-Manyange dam in Galanyemba Communal Areas in Gwanda in Matabeleland South province. The project worth ZW$2.2 billion will facilitatte irrigated agriculture on over 15 000 hectares for gardens, fisheries and livestock rearing
July 13, 2021
Regarding the Kanyemba Smallholder Irrigation Development, 3 780 units of the 365 watts rated solar panels were delivered to site, 4 centre pivot units were installed and the casting for 11 centres is 100% complete.
May 13, 2021
President Mnangagwa commissioned the Muchekeranwa Dam, formerly Causeway Dam, that will benefit the provinces of Mashonaland East and Manicaland. He launched the Presidential Fisheries Scheme and the Muchekeranwa irrigation project, which are spinoffs from the massive dam that was built through a public private partnership.
Dec. 23, 2020
President Mnangagwa commissioned the $8 million Chombwe Piped Water Scheme in Chivi. The project was financed through Government’s devolution funds. President Mnangagwa highlighted that the devolution programme would transform the lives of the rural folk over the next five years through financing the development of piped water schemes that will supply water for domestic consumption, irrigation and livestock.
Nov. 25, 2020
Cabinet considered and approved the Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan : 2021-2025 as presented by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement on behalf of the Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Food Security and Nutrition. The Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan will pursue a number of specific objectives, among them, increasing the annual cropping area from 156 000 to 350 000 hectares and developing irrigation area to 400 000 hectares by 2025.
Nov. 11, 2020
President Mnangagwa commissioned Marovanyati Dam in Buhera in fulfilment of his promise to ensure that the district realises its full economic potential through irrigation development. The dam, which is expected to provide water for domestic, agricultural and industrial use was completed this year after Government released funds in 2017.
Sept. 6, 2020
Marovanyathi Dam in Buhera District, Manicaland, which President Mnangagwa promised to the community in May 2018, has been completed and will be commissioned “anytime soon”.
Sept. 23, 2018
Despite limited outlays for capital projects from Treasury, Government is plowing ahead with the construction of three key dams – Gwayi-Shangani Dam (Matabeleland North), Sengwa (Mashonaland Central) and Marowanyati Dam (Manicaland) – with the latter project, which is now 78 percent complete, expected to begin impounding water in the current rain season.
March 31, 2020
The government of Zimbabwe through President Mnangagwa has commissioned the Nyakomba Irrigation Scheme which aims to increase productivity.The project started in 2015 and was funded to the tune of US $15m under the Japanese Grant Aid.
Dec. 30, 2019
Zimbabwe and China Lesso Group yesterday signed an agricultural cooperation agreement under which 12,800 hectares will be put under irrigation for the production of over 60 000 tonnes of maize each season.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Bwenje Clemence Taderera, the acting chief director (for) strategic planning and business development in the Ministry of Agriculture and Mr Yi Biao Luo, the general manager of China Lesso Group.
Dec. 4, 2019
Installation of 8×40-hectare centre pivot irrigation units under the Irrigation Development Project has been completed;
Two of the three contracts on solar power generation and pumping stations have been signed for the Kanyemba Irrigation Scheme
Sept. 10, 2019
Government, in partnership with a local farm equipment manufacturer, Maka, is targeting to put at least 100 000 hectares of land under irrigation to boost food security, a Cabinet Minister said last week.Development of irrigation schemes country-wide is part of government’s overall aim to ensure the country’s food security through reducing reliance on rain fed agriculture.
With over 70 percent of Zimbabweans living off agriculture, there have been calls for the government to invest more in irrigation to increase agricultural production.
July 17, 2019
Government, through Agribank, has secured a US$10,5 million facility for irrigation equipment and machinery under the Pedstock Centre Pivots Irrigation Facility (Phase 2) from Spain, which will benefit both large and small-scale farmers, as the country moves to improve productivity.