Farmers have been urged to adopt best agricultural practices in order to achieve higher productivity levels and profitability.

Speaking at a field day at a farm in Acturus, Mashonaland East Provincial Crops and Livestock Production Officer, Mr Leonard Munamati said adhering to good agricultural practices is important as it unlocks the genetic potential of various seed varieties.

He encouraged farmers to embrace diversity by not relying on a single type of crop in order to broaden income streams.

An agricultural expert, Mr John Basera reminded farmers that climate change is real and there is need to invest in irrigation as it is the panacea to adapting to climate change.

Adhering to optimum and recommended crop population levels and pest control are some of the agronomic practices recommended to farmers.