Mwenezi farmers who attended a capacity building workshop facilitated by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement at Chinyu Primary School, Mwenezi, last week thanked the Government for capacitating them with modern farming techniques that are meant to minimize the effects of climate change.
Speaking to this publication, one beneficiary of the capacity building workshop, Erica Siwela said as a cattle breeder, she learnt how to safe-keep her herd from diseases and droughts.
“I really appreciated the capacity building workshop. We learnt how to maintain a healthy herd, immunization against infectious diseases, the controlling of internal and external parasites and correct application of remedies used to enhance livestock healthy. I thank the Government for affording us this opportunity to learn how we can grow our national herd,” said Siwela.
Paul Majani described the workshop as excellent and informative.
“The workshop was informative. All along we thought that we were doing well as farmers but after this workshop, we realized that we were wrong. We were still applying the ancient ways of farming as opposed to the modern ways that bring more profits and conserve the environment. I wish that this training could be conducted in other parts of the country,” said Majani.
Mwenezi West legislator, Honourable Priscilla Moyo said she appreciated the capacity building workshop as it has equipped people in her constituency with knowledge on how to increase production on their farms.
“I want to thank the Government for enabling people in this constituency to be equipped with knowledge on good agricultural practice. I know that the people in this constituency are hardworking and they will implement the knowledge they acquired on their farms. I foresee Mwenezi slowly becoming the bread basket of Masvingo Province and also aiding in the achievement of an Upper Middle Income Economy Status by 2030,”said Honourable Moyo.
The Ministry held a capacity building workshop in Mwenezi West constituency from 5 to 8 May and this week they will conduct the same training in Chipinge with a view to equipping farmers with modern farming techniques.