CHIREDZI – Tongaat Hullet Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Sugar Association Experiment Station (ZSAES) have joined hands to empower A2 farmers with skills and knowledge on how to turn farming into a viable business.
Tongaat Hullet and ZSAES recently held their second field day in Hippo Valley at Farm 28/1. The event ran under the theme ‘Addressing yield decline through good managerial practices’.
Their first field day was held in Chipiwa, Mkwasine Estates.
Speaking at the field day, Triangle Agric Limited operations executive, Francis Chifombo encouraged farmers to practice good managerial practices for the sake of increased productivity.
“I can’t call this a field day but a business day because we have been discussing business issues all day. The reason why we came to these fields is to see how we can make profits in our businesses,” said Chifombo.
It was heard that the sugarcane crop, if managed well, can last up to 10 years but some farmers were going up to 15 years with the same crop, something which affects the quality of the end product.local