By Takunda Chimwaka
Seed-Co has moved the empowerment of youths in agriculture to another level by donating 10 tonnes of inputs, Harare post reports.
A coordinator within the Youth Ministry revealed to this publication that the Seed-Co House wants to compliment food security in the country by supporting young farmers.
“The Seed-Co wants to compliment the President’s food security endeavour. The company has made tremendous moves to support youths in agriculture by donating 10 tonnes of agricultural inputs. The distribution of these inputs will also be extended to marginal farmers who are also facing difficulties in accessing agricultural inputs”, explained the coordinator.
He further revealed that the first priority would be given to the grain winner for the 2019 National Champion Farmers Programme.
“There are young farmers who have proved to be already productive in 2019. They will be given the first priority and others will be accommodated. The programme is also meant to motivate young people to be actively involved in ensuring economic recovery since our economy is agro-based”, he said.
Government has been on a drive to empower young people so that they become actively involved in the economic growth. A considerable percentage has been allocated in 2020 national youth budget towards youth development.