Conservation methods help farmers

famers_smallscaleZVIMBA Environmental Africa has embarked on a conservation programme to help small-scale farmers boost their harvest.

The aid is aimed at people facing a shortage of inputs and those in areas that experience both erratic rains and poor soil fertility.

EA representative Munyaradzi Samusodza said conservation farming required farmers to use a hoe instead of either a tractor or ox to prepare land and combined organic and inorganic fertilisers.

The concept needs proper planning as preparations should commence before onset of the rains between months of July and October, he said.

A beneficiary of the conservation programme, Takaruza Chikurwe, said he was expecting to harvest two to three tonnes of maize from his one-hectare field.

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