More inputs suppliers have expressed interest in taking part in the command farming scheme amid indications of the roll out of crop production programmes by government.
The agro-inputs supply industry has recorded significant growth since last year as a result of the command farming scheme, leading to more market players expressing their interest.
Speaking at a field day at Agriculture Research Trust in Harare, K2 seed marketing agronomist Beauty Magiya said production efforts are being channelled to meet cropping and livestock requirements of the command scheme while K2 country manager John Makoni said farmers can increase productivity by adopting suitable hybrid seed varieties for their regions.
” We as K2 are supporting command agriculture one hundred percent and this year we are prepared to grow the required seeds which include maize, soya-beans and pasture'” said Mrs Magiya.
Mr Makoni said as K2 they are demonstrating the genetics which they have for the country and they are all rounders.
“We have white and yellow maize small grains to farmers. Yes there are traditional seed houses but it’s up to the farmers to try new things so they can improve productivity as farming is a business,” he said.
Farmers who spoke to ZBC News from Karoi and Domboshawa were upbeat of achieving high productivity this year while urging government to speed up inputs distribution.
Sources say the forthcoming command wheat programme has recorded a high subscription rate with some seed houses running wheat seeds.