Command Agriculture hangs in limbo

Command Agriculture hangs in limbo

By Ndafadza Madanha GOVERNMENT’s much hyped command agriculture program hangs in the balance amid revelations that financial challenges could jeopardize its success.   The command agriculture program spearheaded by Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also chairs the cabinet committee on food security has contracted 20 000 farmers to plant 400 000 hectares of maize during the 2016/17 summer season. Output from the 400 000 hectares is set at two million metric tonnes, with US$500 million required to fund the program which will bolster the country’s food security and reduce grain…

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