‘Unlock maximum value from land’
Proper land use and best farming practices are the answer to increased output and focus has now shifted to unlocking the maximum value from land.
There is a general wrong perception that the more land one has, the greater the output.
Musarurwa Farm near Epworth hosted a training workshop for small scale farmers on best farming practices.
Farmers who took part in the exercise learnt more on value addition, financing as well as how best to unlock value from their pieces of land.
Facilitators of the programme Miss Kundai Musarurwa says there is need to ensure that farmers have an appreciation of a number of issues such as finance and a knowledge of their markets and looking at farming as a huge business.
For a number of farmers, market research has also been a missing link as they flood markets with the same products resulting in low returns.