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Govt Says 300 Combine Harvesters Secured For Wheat Harvesting

Govt Says 300 Combine Harvesters Secured For Wheat Harvesting

Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development secretary Dr John Basera has said the government has secured about 300 combine harvesters for the 2022 winter wheat harvesting which commences next month.

Basera told The Sunday Mail on the sidelines of the Hwedza District Annual Agricultural show on Friday that the equipment will be accessed through mechanisation hubs countrywide.

The bulk of the equipment will be accessed through Agricultural Finance Company (AFC) Leasing Company. Said Basera:

300 combine harvesters will be ready for hiring out and they are stationed at over 20 centres, inclusive of AFC commercial bank premises dotted around the country.

They are as close as possible to the farmers who have grown wheat.

For the large-scale farmers, we already have a vehicle under AFC Leasing Company through which we have made available 47 combine harvesters and we intend to add more.

He said a separate programme will witness private sector players leasing out combine harvesters to farmers at a minimum cost.

Basera added Government was presently engaging more private sector players to join the initiative and “they are really happy to work with us as well.”

A record 78 000 hectares (ha) have been put under wheat this season, up from 66 000 ha last year.

The total harvest is projected at 380 000 tonnes against a national annual requirement of about 360 000 tonnes.

Dr Basera said more equipment was being procured from Belarus to enhance farm mechanisation.

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. 1 month ago

Lies detected in this article

Greg 1 month ago

Lies lies lies.

Gwedu 1 month ago

Propaganda , N o n s e n s e

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Lets read and wait 😂
its 380 000 tonnes and the annual demand is @ 360 000 tonnes.
we will remind them when they say there is shortage caused by Russia and Ukraine war 🤫

the same was said with maize but we had imports from Malawi of 400 000 metric tonnes...

Manikiniki 1 month ago

The truth is we are tired of Zanu pf full stop.

Majority Rule 1 month ago

is it 300 or 3 combine harvesters? just asking, feel someone is lying

Are you High 1 month ago

3 the whole country? Are you drunk or ****?

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 @ Majority Rule 1 month ago

Go deeper where it says what you asking 😂


Yvt 1 month ago

Lies lies lies lies . These people are liers. We will import wheat

Mutoriro addict 1 month ago

ariprip ma combine harvesters acho

Tkt 1 month ago

380 000 = 80 000
300 = 3/30

That's my Gvt's mathematics

47 at AFC = 4


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