Mukwada farmers adopts traditional grains farming

Josephine Nyamwanza |  1 month ago | local

Farmers in ward 29 Mukwada Village, Mutare district are moving away from growing maize to traditional grains due to effects of climate change. District Farmers’ chairperson Batsirai Betera said with the aim to enhance food security in their area, several farmers have completed the expansion of land for traditional grains production as they await the distribution of inputs by Government. Zimbabwe’s staple crop, maize, is vulnerable to low rainfall and agriculture experts and nutritionists are encouraging and training farmers to take up traditional grains farming as a solution to food insecurity in parts of the country.