Runde Rural District Council has stepped up efforts to alleviate hunger and compliment government efforts on food security by holding district agronomy field day.

Being one of the most susceptible hunger stricken districts in terms of agro ecological location, Runde Rural District Council started field days in 2013 as a way of enhancing food security at household level.

Speaking during a field day at Mapirimiri area in ward five, Runde RDC Chief Executive Officer Mr Gorden Moyo said their prime target is to work towards alleviating hunger for meaningful development in the area.

“We are thriving to encourage our farmers to plant small grains as well as work with extension officers to alleviate hunger in our prone district,” he said.

Guest of honor at the event, Pote Holdings General Manager Mr Thompson Mthombeni said as the business community, they are humbled by the recognition they get from the local farmers.

“We are humbled by the recognition we get from the farmers hence we have devised plans to help assist the local farmers with seeds and farming equipment loans,” said Mr Mthombeni.

The winning farmer from the district Mr Lovender Chuma and wife Jennifer Chuma could not hide their joy after receiving prizes for being the best farmer.

Pote Holdings donated various individual prizes to excelling farmers while some prizes also came from the council.

The field days have become a permanent feature in the district council calendar.