Vice President Constantino Chiwenga while attending the launch of the John Deere mechanisation facility at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering in Harare expressed his approval and satisfaction with the initiative by the Lands Ministry to boost agricultural productivity and end poverty and hunger in communities, The Herald reports.
While delivering the mechanisation facility launch speech Chiwenga said that he was satisfied with what he had witnessed:
We have been moving around inspecting progress in all initiatives targeted at food and nutrition and I am satisfied with what I have seen. What is more important is that our farmers, bankers and developmental partners have embraced Government’s call to transform agriculture for the betterment of our economy. Together we can find solutions to our current challenges, especially in farm mechanisation which is a major limiting factor.
I applaud Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri and his secretary, Dr John Basera for coming up with the Agriculture Recovery Plan which is aimed at reversing the negative production trends, attain self-sufficiency and allow the country to move away from the perpetual importation of these strategic commodities.
Meanwhile, the other Vice President Kembo Mohadi was making a similar statement and praising the same ministry’s efforts to boost agriculture and wished them well in their agriculture recovery plan.
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