Addressing the Buy Zimbabwe Market Campaign this week, Made shocked delegates when he said focus should be shifted from the debate on genetically modified crops to the central question of underutilization of land.
“The GMO debate is a closed chapter. Rather we should ask why the land distributed is being underutilized”.
“The country should come up with answers to the deadly laziness,” he said. Zanu (PF) has hitherto stubbornly denied reports of underutilization of nationalised arable farmland, which saw the country slumping from being the “Bread Basket of Africa” to the “Begging Bowl of Africa.”
Since the bloody fast track land invasions begun in 2000, the country has been forced to import most of its maize and other cereal products.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said that five out of the country’s ten provinces are in dire need of food aid following the failure of the 2011/2012 farming season.Post published in: Agriculture