Vice President Joice Mujuru says agriculture is the backbone of the countryâ€™s economy, hence it remains a governmentâ€™s priority to acquire all the necessary support.
Cde Mujuru said this at a tobacco field day held at Dolphin Park and Glassalla Farm in her Mount Darwin West constituency.
She said sustainable growth in agriculture hinges on increased crop yield per hectare.
“We want massive production on that small piece of land one might be having. This production should be of any crop, be it tobacco, maize and so on,” she said.
Vice President Mujuru also said government will continue to protect farmersâ€™ interest in the pricing of agricultural produce and urged resettled farmers to venture into value addition to increase their profit margins.
Speaking at the same occasion, Zanu PF National Political Commissar, who is also the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu, called on party leadership to adopt party policies and programmes that have direct benefit to the people.
“We are here because of production in the fields. As leadership, we are saying gone is the time we used to put much energy on slogans such as ‘Viva Zanu PF Viva.’ Our slogans should now be seen in farming,” Minister Shamu said.
The field days were also attended by Politburo Members, Cdes Saviour Kasukuwere, Dzikamai Mavhaire and Alice Chimbudzi as well as Central Committee and Mashonaland Central Zanu PF members among others.