The government initiated pfumvudza
programme coupled with good rains received this season have become a blessing
for the Vengesa family who recorded high yields on a 2 hectare piece of land.
A recently held field day at Vengesa
homestead in Sale Camp, Ward 7, Masvingo West exhibits results of taking the pfumvudza
The ‘pfumvudza power couple’ Elliot and
Tendai Vengesa, who practise subsistence farming, said they have managed to get
a yield adequate to carry them through to the next farming season.
“We are here to celebrate the results
of hard work, we took the pfumvudza programme seriously, we executed it on a 2 hectares
piece of land and it has landed us into
a bumper harvest with a harvest twice as
we expected,” said Elliot.
Elliot took the field day as a platform
to give credit to his wife Tendai and encouraged women who were into farming to
take the farming business seriously in order to empower themselves and develop
He said women were capable of
delivering and it was high time they get support to work on the land.
“Women should be given a chance to lead
as they are capable of delivering. When we started implementing the pfumvudza
project, my wife was in charge and this has resulted in a splendid harvest.
“I am really impressed and I call upon
all women into the farming business to take it seriously in order to help
develop the nation and self-empowerment,” said Elliot.
Ward 7 councillor Benengina Mudambiranwa
commented the good work done by the Vengesa family saying all land owners
should put it to good use.
“This is what we want as a country. The
future of this country is in its land and we happy when people like the Vengesa
family rise up and complement the government’s efforts to create a food secure
“The government launched the pfumvudza
programme to help farmers maximise yields and it has rewarded those who took it
up,” said Mudambiranwa.