The department of Agricultural Extension Services(Agritex) in the Ministry Of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement has urged farmers to broaden their horizons as far as resource mobilisation is concerned so as no to be overdependent on the government.
These remarks were made by Agritex Director, Bernard Mache at a Mashonaland East provincial Agritex annual conference. Mache said:
Farmers should not just look up to the government for resources, but we should be encouraged to diversify to improve on productivity.
The remarks are made when the country is facing severe starvation due after a poor farming season as the Agriculture sector is failing to rise to expected levels.
Farmers have been calling for government support in the form of loan facilities, machinery and tax holidays particularly when they are importing farm inputs.
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