Zimbabwean farmers cultivate 138,000ha of maize under scheme

Farmers under the Pfumvudza programme have so far cultivated 138,000 hectares of maize with the early crop at tasseling stage, as the 2020/21 planting season advances. This, however, did not meet the proposed 216,000 hectares target that was set for the scheme. Although more farmers are said to be cultivating, even as the rains delay. Pfumvudza adopts conservation farming techniques, utilisation of small pieces of land as well as the application of good agronomic practices for higher returns. The concept which has been applied to maize, traditional grains and soya beans farming aims at commercialising smallholder agriculture. Speaking on the … Continue reading Zimbabwean farmers cultivate 138,000ha of maize under scheme