Farmers under the Command Agriculture Programme struggling to hire combine harvesters, with some owners said to be charging rates as high as $150 per hectare.

One of the farmers from Mazowe with more than 60 hectares of maize under the Command Agriculture Programme, Mr Andy Mhlanga told the ZBC News that the government should provide them with all the necessary resources to boost food security in the country.

The country is currently food secure due to the success of the Command Agriculture Programme.