The government initiated pfumvudza programme coupled with good rains received this season have become a blessing for the Vengesa family who recorded high yields on a 2 hectare piece of land.
A recently held field day at Vengesa homestead in Sale Camp, Ward 7, Masvingo West exhibits results of taking the pfumvudza programme seriously.
The ‘pfumvudza power couple’ Elliot and Tendai Vengesa, who practise subsistence farming, said they have managed to get a yield adequate to carry them through to the next farming season.
“We are here to celebrate the results of hard work, we took the pfumvudza programme seriously, we executed it on a 2 hectares piece of land and it has landed us into a bumper harvest with a harvest twice as we expected,” said Elliot.
Elliot took the field day as a platform to give credit to his wife Tendai and encouraged women who were into farming to take the farming business seriously in order to empower themselves and develop the nation.
He said women were capable of delivering and it was high time they get support to work on the land.
“Women should be given a chance to lead as they are capable of delivering. When we started implementing the pfumvudza project, my wife was in charge and this has resulted in a splendid harvest.
“I am really impressed and I call upon all women into the farming business to take it seriously in order to help develop the nation and self-empowerment,” said Elliot.
Ward 7 councillor Benengina Mudambiranwa commented the good work done by the Vengesa family saying all land owners should put it to good use.
“This is what we want as a country. The future of this country is in its land and we happy when people like the Vengesa family rise up and complement the government’s efforts to create a food secure nation.
“The government launched the pfumvudza programme to help farmers maximise yields and it has rewarded those who took it up,” said Mudambiranwa.