The talk of idle land in Harare is slowly becoming a thing of the past as urban farmers are putting the land to use with projections being that the plots will yield enough to sustain many households.
Urban farming has ushered in a evolution to modern agriculture, providing household food sufficiency to thousands of town dwellers.
It is estimated that 10% of land in Harare is used for urban agriculture.
This is land which belongs to the city or private owners but is undeveloped.
A survey by the ZBC News showed that most land spaces in the capital city are already green with a thriving maize crop and the urban farmers forecasting a bumper yield.
In the past few years, urban agriculture has assumed a new image from small vegetable gardens for household consumption to a strong shoulder for urban household food security and source of income.