The Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs, Advocate Martin Dinha says intensive farming remains critical towards ensuring food self sufficiency in the country.

He said this at a command agriculture field day held at Rockwood farm in Centenary, which belongs to an A1 farmer, Mr George Jacob.

Mr Jacob was allocated 14 hectares under the agrarian reform but over the years has been leasing land from nearby farms and this season boasts of 25 hectares under maize, 10 of which are for command agriculture.

Advocate Dinha commended the host farmer for his intensive farming practices, saying maximum production at resettled farms remains key in enhancing food security in the country.

Mr Jacob said command agriculture has helped boosted production at his farm.

Mr Jacob is also into tobacco and livestock production at his Rockwood farm.