Farmers at Shayanhowe Farm in Marondera say they are already reaping the benefits of the command agriculture programme with a promise of a bumper harvest that will ensure the country is food secure.

A1 farmers at Shayanhowe Farm in Marondera told the parliamentary portfolio committee on lands, agriculture, mechanisation and irrigation development who toured the farm to appreciate progress on the command agriculture programme that they have the capacity to produce enough food to feed their families and contribute to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB).

The farmers also appealed for support towards reviving their irrigation scheme to boost production.

Chairperson of the portfolio committee Cde Christopher Chitindi says the government is committed to supporting the farmers so that they contribute to the country’s grain reserves.

The farm has a total of 34 farmers who are contracted to plant 2 hectares each under the command agriculture programme.