The National Wheat Board is set to put 6000 hectares of wheat under production this winter.

The board has shortlisted 200 farmers to produce 30 000 metric tonnes of the cereal.

National Wheat Board Chairman, Mr Givemore Mesoemvura said inputs have been secured and land preparation has started.

The wheat production programme, which is being rolled out for the first time, will support the Command Agriculture Programme initiated by the government and the Agriculture Rural Development Authority (ARDA).

The National Wheat Board is a grouping of bakers, millers, farmers, inputs suppliers and other stakeholders involved in wheat production.