‘Pfumvudza solves food insecurity in households’

Traditional leaders who for generations have been custodians of community food reserves through the Zunde RaMambo programme have welcomed the Pfumvudza climate-proof agriculture concept as a step in the right direction.

Mashonaland East province’s Chief Nyahuye Wasvosve, who is leading by example after hosting a field day at his homestead and his counterpart Chief Ruzane hailed the programme as the solution to household food insecurity.

“As traditional we are happy with the Pfumvudza programme as it has come to assist in our Zunde RaMambo programme,” he said.

Another traditional leader, Chief Ruzane, thanked the government for the initiative which he said they have embraced as traditional leaders.

Government officials at the event spoke on the role traditional leaders play in food security.

“Traditional leaders need government support so that they help communities during times of hunger,” said Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Honourable Aplonia Munzverengwi.

Apart from a thriving maize crop, Chief Svosve also has sugar beans and sweet potatoes under the Zunde RaMambo programme.