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A backyard hydroponic farm beats Zimbabwean drought to grow veg

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By ITN News Editor January 22, 2020 14:33

A backyard hydroponic farm beats Zimbabwean drought to grow veg

In a backyard in Zimbabwe’s capital, a 50-year-old mother of two is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of Harare’s top restaurants, defying drought and an economic crisis that have left millions needing food aid. Venensia Mukarati, whose day job is an accountant, always had a passion for farming, but no land on which to plant. Just over two years ago she did a web search on how to grow vegetables on the deck of her Harare house, importing a small hydroponics system from Cape Town for $900 that enables plants to draw soluble nutrients from water.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 22, 2020 14:33

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