Zimbabwe is on course to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 2 on achieving zero hunger, following a successful Command Agriculture Programme.

This emerged when the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) appeared before the Thematic Committee​ on Sustainable Development Goals.

ZFU Executive Director, Mr Paul Zakariya said ongoing discussions to make 99-year leases bankable should be fast tracked to enhance productivity and ensure the achievement of SDG number 2 in future.

SDG 2 aims at ending hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

Figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development show that Zimbabwe will produce four million metric tonnes of food crops this season, the bulk of which is maize after 1,2 million hectares were planted last summer, which nearly doubled the 770 000 hectares planted in the 2015/16 summer cropping season.