Farmers urged to consider small grain varieties

Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement  says  farmers  who were delayed  by rains  this season  should  focus on small grains.

Delivering the report on the 315th ordinary session on Wednesday read by Zanu PF secretary for information and publicity Simon Khaya Moyo, the ministry underscored that small grains  are favorable to the prevailing  climatic conditions and also  to curb the army worm attacks  which  affected maize crops in some parts of the country.

Ministry also says although there was adequate supplies of seed maize, fertilizers were in short  supply due to limited flow of foreign currency.  
Recently fertilisers bounced back in the market with  reduced prices owing to Afreximbank-RBZ and NSSA ‘s forreign currency contributions. 
 Meanwhile farmers in Mberengwa f have appealed to the government for  an urgent assistance with  farming inputs saying the delay will affect their production considering that they are currently   receiving  enough rains  for agricultural practices.
 Mr Bavily Moyo, an award winner for last year’s best farmer in the area says inputs delays will affect their hopes for a bumper harvest this season..
Chingezi, Marirazhombe, Shumagange and Mwanezi are some of the villages which attained a bumper harvest in Mberengwa West during the  2016 /2017 farming season.