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Table 1 Some characteristics and description of the survey study sites

From: Ethnoveterinary plants and practices used for ecto-parasite control in semi-arid smallholder farming areas of Zimbabwe

District Ward Province Agro-ecological region Characteristics of farming region
Kadoma 1 Mashonaland West III - IV Found on approximately 18°19′S longitude and latitude 29°53′ E, moderate to low average rainfall 450 - 600 mm, semi-extensive farming of livestock and drought resistant fodder crops [27]
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Matobo 13 Matabeleland South IV District is found at 20°23′È latitude and 28°30′S longitude. Average rainfall is 450–650 mm, area is good for semi-extensive livestock and game ranching, common crops include drought resistant maize, sorghum and millet [28]
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Chiredzi 7 Masvingo V Area is found at about 31°30′S longitude, 21°10′E latitude. It is one of the largest districts in Zimbabwe with an average uncertain annual rainfall < 450 mm; suitable for extensive cattle production and game ranching [28]
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Muzarabani 4 Mashonaland Central V District is located at a longitude of 160E and latitude of 310S along the Mozambique – Zimbabwe border. Average annual rainfall < 450 mm. The area is suitable for subsistence smallholder farming, cattle production and game ranching [28]
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