Farmers who attended the Innovation Platform Engagement at Mataga growth point in Mberengwa district have been urged to embrace smart agriculture.

33 wards in Mberengwa district are under the Enhancing Community Resilience and Inclusive Market (ECRIM) project, which aims to assist farmers to diversify in order to have different strings of income as well as build adaptive and transformative capacities in communities to withstand shocks.

Speaking on the sidelines of the engagement, area coordinator of the programme, Mrs Bongiwe Mavuwa said the overall aim of the project is to help farmers move from subsistence farming to semi-commercial farming.

“We are here to assist and educate farmers to venture into a number of different farming activities to raise income, such that if one fails, the farmer can still raise capital,” she said.

It is a project which has been an eye opener for the farmers, who said it has created an avenue to market their produce.

Embracing smart agriculture is viewed as the only way out to counter climate change.