joseoh made 09-11-10 ed.jpgThe Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Dr Joseph Made says government has intensified the Grain Loan Scheme to avert possible starvation.

Speaking a field day at Ceres Farm in Shamva District, Dr Made said people who require food aid should approach their GMB depots to access maize under the Grain Loan Scheme.

He added that due to anomalies that occurred during the distribution of inputs this agricultural season, priority will now be given to A1 and communal farmers.

Speaking at the same occasion, Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere urged banks to start considering financing agriculture.

Ceres Farm, owned by owned by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development Cde Nicholas Goche, has 400 hectares under crop and horticultural projects, with the remaining 600 hectares under livestock production.