Just before jetting to New York for the United Nations General Summit, The president reminded farmers and Zimbabweans that there is a possibility of a drought early next year hence they should take advantage of the early rains and plant early. The president in his address also addressed the issue of inputs which are said to be now beyond the reach of many farmers. He assured some farmers that the government, as usual, would provide inputs.
Said the President in his address:
We are likely to enjoy normal- to above-normal rains in the first three months of October, November and December of the season. Thereafter, from January, February up to March, the forecast points to a normal- to below-normal rainfall pattern.
As before, Government will support our farmers with inputs and other services in time. The goal is for speedy recovery so our country regains its food-secure status. In the meantime, I urge all our farmers, big and small, to put shoulder to wheel so we take full advantage of the early rains
The government is working with banks like CBZ to provide farmers with inputs as most of them can’t afford inputs according to the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) president, Mr Shadreck Makombe.
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