|Winter wheat produced at minister Marapira’s farm last year|
country drawing the much needed foreign currency from treasury, the government
has moved to cut the expenditure by targeting 80 000 hectares of land across
the country to be put under winter wheat production.
of 415 000 metric tonnes of wheat with the country needing about 400 000 metric
tonnes per year.
and minister of State in Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s office Davison Marapira’s Mighty Lamotte Farm, the deputy minister of
Lands Douglas Karoro said that the country has the capacity to produce enough
wheat and stop imports.
is targeting 80 000 hectares across the country to be put under wheat this
of wheat which will be more than enough to sustain the whole country which
needs about 400 000 metric tonnes a year.
again and the money can be used on other developmental initiatives,” said
to good use and emphasised that the government will not hesitate to repossess
hectares of winter wheat due to water challenges but has the potential to do
farmers we are encouraged to step up and make sure that we provide enough wheat
for the country.
hectares of winter wheat on this farm but we have the potential to do more. Farmers
must make sure that they put their land to good use and if they do not have the
capacity they must excuse themselves for producers.
which we can put to good use,” said Marapira.
Chadzamira said that Masvingo has the potential to feed the whole country if
farmers step up and fully utilise their land.