maize bags.jpgFarmers in and around Harare got a shot in the arm when they received seed and fertiliser inputs as part of government’s agriculture support scheme for the current cropping season.

With most small scale farmers failing to acquire inputs as they cannot afford the cost, hundreds of urban and peri-urban farmers in Harare got a major boost when they received seed and fertiliser.

 

The 50 000 tonnes disbursement comprises 30 000 tonnes of fertiliser and 20 000 tonnes of seed.

 

Beneficiaries of the scheme said the inputs scheme is a timely intervention for early planted crop, highlighting that urban farming is vibrant at the moment as most families have realized the need to boost their food security by growing maize.

 

“We are really grateful of the programme because we had already finished planting and we are now that we have received fertilizer……. ,” said some of the beneficiaries.

 

ZANU PF Harare Province DCC 4 Chairman Cde. Jason Pasadi said, while moves to supply inputs to urban farmers are commendable, the inclusive government has not done enough to support agriculture since its formation.
 
Government is assisting over one million small scale farmers and vulnerable groups with inputs enough to cater for a quarter of a hectare for each farmer.