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Command Agriculture Harvesting Mobilized

The government has started mobilising resources to facilitate the smooth harvesting of grain that was planted under the Command Agriculture programme.

Following the Command Agriculture programme that was introduced in the 2016/17 cropping season, Zimbabwe expects a bumper harvest of about two million tonnes of maize this year from 400 000 hectares of land.

Traditionally, the harvesting season begins in April.

In preparation for the envisaged bumper harvest, the Government said it was inviting owners of harvesting equipment interested in hiring it out to approach their provincial Agritex offices.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development said in a notice:

“The Command Agriculture programme is inviting owners of the following: Combine harvesters, threshers/shellers and dryers who wish to register with provincial Agritex officers to contact the offices”.

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