Community Technology Development Organisation which supports rural farmers has revealed that more than 140 metric tonnes of small grains seed have been produced by small holder farmers in rural communities to enhance the production of the small grains.

Community Technology Development Organisation executive director Andrew Mushita told ZBC News that they have established a farmer seed enterprise to train small holder famers to produce small grains seed in a bid to boost production of the crops that have been neglected by many people.

Mr Stanley Kanembirira, the finance director Champion Farmer Seeds which is training the farmer on how to grow small grains says that they are contracting small holder farmers to produce the certified small grains seed and compete with other seed producers in order to increase production of small grains which have high nutritional value.

Some farmers in the drier parts of the country have not adopted the growing of small grains which are drought tolerant.