chickens.jpg30 smallholder farmers in Wedza district have benefited from building material and equipment provided by the Korea Programme on International Agriculture (KOPIA) to enable them to rear indigenous chickens.

The farmers are set to construct fowl runs for increased production of free range chickens popularly known as road runners.

Some the farmers who spoke to ZBC News during the handover ceremony promised to efficiently work to improve their livelihoods through chicken rearing projects.

Korean Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Cho Jaichel, noted that agriculture is one of the key areas they want to partner with the country to enhance food security through sharing of ideas using new technology.

“The friendship between our two countries deepens further as we work together to achieve a shared goal of revitalising Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector,” he said.

Dr Choi Young – SUP KOPIA Director concurred that they are mainly focusing on the smallholder farmers whom they know can become producers of the indigenous chickens to the world markets.

SIRDC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Robson Mafote, thanked their partner KOPIA for the continuous support rendered to the agriculture sector.

The donated equipment included wheelbarrows, brooms, wire mesh, cement as well as feeders and drinkers.