Shift to small grains, farmers urged
Masvingo Bureau Communal farmers in Masvingo have been urged to shift to small grains that are drought tolerant to lessen the adverse effects of droughts in the arid province. This comes as Government has already started distributing 100 tonnes of small grains seed to communal farmers across the province ahead of the rain season. Masvingo is one of the driest provinces in Zimbabwe and has been choked by recurrent droughts over the past 10 years resulting in severe food shortages.
“Masvingo province is situated in the dry regions 4 and 5 and these are drought prone areas only suitable for small grains while maize can thrive under irrigation. It is high time farmers from this province embrace the dynamics in climate and plant small grains which are drought tolerant,’’ he said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The HeraldSimilar Stories