Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Zimbabwe launches agric strategy

By ZBC Reporter
THE Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Zimbabwe has launched an Agricultural Organisational strategy to run from 2021 to 2023 as a supporting pillar to the national agenda to massively boost agricultural productivity to realise the envisaged 8 billion United States dollar by 2025.

The ambitious strategy was launched this Friday in the capital on the sidelines of a ceremony to honour young Farmers who excelled during the 2020 farming season.

Announcing the three-year strategy, Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Zimbabwe Board Chairperson, Mr Dennis Zaranyika expressed confidence in the capabilities of youths in agriculture to turnaround the country’s fortunes through enhanced agricultural production.

“Zimbabwean young Farmers have given themselves a task to improve agricultural productivity to meet local demand and to return the agricultural sector to the top contributor of National Output,” he said.

Other agricultural stakeholders pledged to support the next generation of Zimbabwean farmers through the provision of all agricultural related materials for smooth operations to attain the objective.

“As suppliers of Agricultural materials we are encouraged by young Farmers who are taking it upon themselves to guarantee food security for the country by spearheading this ambitious and practical strategy,” he said.

Agriculture remains the mainstay of the economy, hence the importance of these efforts by youths to feed into the national aspirations.