Resettled farmers are targeting to improve the wheat hectarage and reduce the huge import bill being incurred through importing the commodity.

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) recently concluded a deal with Canada for the importation of 200 metric tonnes of wheat expected in the country by September this year.

While this will be critical to avert a possible shortage of the cereal, the reality is that it continues to exert pressure on foreign currency which can be avoided by upscaling local production of the commodity.

This forms part of the agenda for the Zimbabwe Chamber of Agriculture a recently formed pool of farmers who believe the country has the capacity to retain its bread basket status.

The Chamber of Agriculture will be holding its inaugural summit end of this month which is expected to tackle a number of issues that have a bearing on their growth.

Agriculture is critical in sustaining economic revival as industry will draw essential raw materials for manufacturing which again will help reduce the import bill.