Zimbabwe: Pfumvudza preparations for the new season

Updated Sep 13, 2022
The Herald Sharon Shayanewako PREPARATIONS for the 2022/23 Pfumvudza/Intwasa cropping season continue to gain momentum with 1,3 million households completing training on the concept, while over 800 000 have already finished holing, as the Government intensifies efforts to boost food production and rural incomes.
Source: ‘Pfumvudza preps for new season go a rung higher’ | Pfumvudza/Intwasa programme is aimed at climate-proofing agriculture by adopting conservation farming techniques that involve the use of small plots and application of the correct agronomic practices for higher agricultural outputs. In an interview yesterday, Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development chief director for Agriculture Advisory Services Professor Obert Jiri confirmed that over 800 000 farmers had already dug their holes while 1,3 million had undergone training with both training and hole digging expected to be completed by September 25. “Hole digging is continuing to ensure every farmer climate-proofs his or her five plots to ensure food security. We do not want any farmer to be left behind. “The Pfumvudza programme must not leave any one or any place behind, as we move towards an upper middle income economy by 2030,” said Prof Jiri. This season, the Pfumvudza/Intwasa input packages will be ...
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