Namibia: rehabilitating rainwater boosts agriculture

allAfrica (September 18, 2014) | Is it profitable to rehabilitate rainwater on farms in semi-arid Namibia? That is one of the frequently asked questions amongst local farmers at the start of every rainy season for whom runoff and floodwater farming is a traditionally practiced water harvesting system which helps overcome problems of soil moisture and crop failure in a hot, dry area with erratic rainfall and shallow, highly erodible soils.