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.