bags-org-seeds.jpgSmall scale communal farmers have been urged to grow seed to increase seed supply and the prospect of good harvests.

 

The days when growing of seed was confined to large scale commercial farmers are now gone with small scale communal farmers now getting involved in the industry.

 

Speaking at a field day held at Ms Auxillia Gwezere’s homestead in the Zhombwe area in Murehwa, the managing director of Agriseeds, Mr Walter Chigodora said it was imperative for small scale farmers to venture into growing seed to meet the country’s seed requirements.
 
The Agriseeds Small Scale Farmer Seed Project is already bearing fruit in its inaugural season with small scale farmers such as Ms Gwezere growing a good crop.

 

Mr Chigodora attributed the high quality of seed grown by the farmers to extensive research carried out in the development of new seed varieties.

 

The Agriseeds small scale farmer seed project comprises two thousand two hundred farmers from Murehwa, Hwedza, Mutoko and Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe who were supplied with full inputs to grow cow pea, groundnut, and sorghum seeds. Agriseeds will then buy all the seed that meets seed quality standards and the farmers are allowed to sell any surplus.