Zim Farmers Urged to Plant Short-Term Variety Seeds

via Zim Farmers Urged to Plant Short-Term Variety Seeds by Blessing  Zulu 07.01.2014 VOAZimbabwe

Agriculture Minister Joseph Made has urged farmers to plant short-term variety seeds in areas that received late rains and remains optimistic that harvests this year will be higher than previous years.

But the Commercial Farmers Union president Charles Taffs says poor preparations caused by shortages of inputs and decreased land under tillage is likely to see the country experiencing low yields.

The poor yield last year has seen the World Food Programme estimating that about 2.2 million people need food assistance.

Made said he is hopeful the crop yields will be good despite the challenges.


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    Joseph Mad speaks again. Who can believe this 34year failure

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    Despite telling lies for so long he nows actually believes what he is saying. Must be that HIV virus working over time in his brain.

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    Joseph Made has proved time and time again that he is a complete and utter idiot when it comes to agricultural production. He has predicted bumper harvests when there were none and this year he is trying to save his political skin by telling people to plant early maturing varieties in JANUARY!!! Any agriculuralist with half a brain would know that this practice is highly risky, given the time of the year. Not so with this clueless idiot ZanuPF’s geriatric Mugabe calls an Agricultural Minister.

    This season’s production is going to be the worst on record. Starvation has become permanently embedded in Zimbabwe. So congratulations must go to those who voted for ZanuPF, those who helped steal the election and most of all, those who had the power to prevent the stolen election but were so stupid that they sat back and allowed the election to be stolen.

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    When we see a country whose store houses are empty we see God’s judgment. When are we as a nation going to wake up and see the bigger picture? For a nation that is supposed to be in the vast majority Christian we are very spiritually naïve: blind! No repentance! No restoration! Bottom line! And God will never bless the way the farm issue was carried out. What fruit do we see? Plenty or little? Growth or destruction? Life or death? Satisfied bellies or hunger?

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    DubboZimbo 9 years ago

    You need seed, (working) tractors, diesel, fertilizer and farmers to grow a maize crop, not just some wishful thnking it will rain. Reap what you sow china.

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    moyokumusha 9 years ago

    Easy come easy go. Useless farmers who have no idea or inclination to farm. those white farmers were able to produce an excess even in bad years. Since 2000 all this government has said is drought, before this we had droughts but plenty of food and forex from the export of the excess. Be real men and admit the land issue is a disaster and invite the whites back, after all our new constitution considers them as equal Zimbabweans and our country is for all citizens and not this fabricated indigenous class of grabbers.