Farmers have welcomed the introduction of metal silos for grain storage saying it helps them to store their produce from pests.
A representative of the Zimbabwe National Farmers Union, Mr Edward Dune, a Headlands farmer, says the project which is targeting small scale farmers, is good as it helps to protect their grain from various pests.
“Farmers can keep the silos in their houses which will reduce cases of grain theft...,” said Mr Dune.
A researcher with the University of Zimbabwe Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Dr Jacqueline Mutambara said it is important to invest in grain storage before production because farmers will be guaranteed that their produce will be safe.
The director of the effective grain storage project, Mr Tadele Tafela says the project seeks to increase food availability in the country and has been successful in countries like Malawi, Kenya and Zambia.
There are other various projects being undertaken by the organisation to help farmers in such programmes as maize breeding and the use of effective grain storage.