The Midlands Province is set to double its wheat yield this coming season owing to the government’s Command Agriculture Programme.

This was revealed by the Provincial Crop and Livestock Officer, Mrs Medlineh Magwenzi.

Most farmers from the midlands province have realised a good yield of between six and eight tonnes per hectare.

Mrs Magwenzi said although the province is yet to reconcile its figures, it is clear that the wheat yield is exceptionally beyond previous years.

With part of the wheat still in the field, Mrs Magwenzi advised the farmers to start land preparations and dry plant using the current wet spell in the province.

The government introduced command agriculture to help improve food production and ensure food security in the country.

In the last season, farmers harvested enough grain for the country to start stocking up strategic grain reserves due to the good rains and the governments support scheme to farmers.