Agricultural productivity in the Middle Sabi is projected to boom following a partnership between local farmers and Agri-Alliance targeting to improve production on an area covering at least 4000 hectares.

Following the recent investment conference held in Manicaland province, Middle Sabi became one of the fortunate areas to attract the interest of Agri-Alliance which has agreed to partner local farmers to improve productivity.

The Minister of State for Manicaland Province, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa said the investment partnership will see the upgrade of irrigation facilities in the Middle Sabi where most farmers lacked capital to fully utilise their land.

She added that the agreement between Agri-Alliance and farmers has capacity to turn Middle Sabi into a serious farming area that can effectively contribute towards food security.

Agri-Alliance founder, Dave van Breda said his organisation, which is targeting to revolutionalise farming in the Middle Sabi, can begin operations next week once the agreements are sealed.

ARDA Board Chairperson, Mr Basil Nyabadza and Zanu PF Manicaland Provincial Chairperson, Cde Mike Madiro said the latest development confirms the successes being recorded in the vision to attract investments.

Most farmers were failing to utilise the bulk of their land due to dilapidated irrigation infrastructure and lack of tillage facilities, among other challenges, that resulted in some of the farms being idle.