New technology to boost yields

ZVIMBA-MUROMBEDZI - Environmental Africa (EA) 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 told The Zimbabwean last week that conservation farming required farmers to use a hoe instead of a tractor or ox to prepare land, and combined organic and inorganic fertilisers.

A beneficiary of the conservation programme, Tichaona Garoyi, said he was expecting to harvest two or three tonnes of maize from his one hectare field.

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