Government has called on the private sector to forge strategic alliances with the military personnel on instituting ways to boost agriculture as the backbone of the country to achieve food security.

A field-day to equip the military personnel with agriculture best practices was conducted at the National Defence College this Friday (today).

The green-day saw agronomist from a local seed house demonstrating to members of the defence forces led by Minister of Defence, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, the best methods of producing a high yield per hectare.

In an interview on the sidelines of a field-day hosted by the Zimbabwe National Defence University in partnership with Agriseeds, Dr Sekeramayi paid tribute to the local seed house for  equipping  members of the defence forces with best agriculture practices.

He said a hungry people pose a danger to the country’s national security hence it should be a prerequisite for the government to encourage the military personnel to get involved in activities to do with enhancing food security.

A field tour on various drought resistant maize crop, soya, and sorghum was conducted whereby the two groups shared information on boosting crop production and enhancing food security through sustainable agriculture practices.