Farmers have welcomed Government’s adoption of the Agricultural Information Management System (AIMS) as the system will enable efficient farming operations.
Speaking to Harare Post soon after the launch of AIMS yesterday in Mutare, farmer Fanuel Mangeto of Buhera commended the initiative and said it will go a long way in promoting smarting farming.
“I commend the Government for implementing such a program. As farmers, this system where all agriculturally related information is accessible in one data bank was long over-due. AIMS will also enable us to connect with other farmers, agronomists and service providers across the country," he said.
Another Chipinge based farmer, Kurai Mamombe said that digitalization in farming would aid in ensuring food security in the country.
“I commend this digitalization program which was launched by Government as it will assist in ensuring food security in the country. Basing on what the Government has told us, this program will assist us to achieve the set targets of a US$3 billion agricultural industry by 2023,” said Mamombe.
Meanwhile, AIMS is an information system in which agricultural information is generated, transformed, and consolidated with the intention of underpinning knowledge utilization by agricultural producers.
With President Emmerson Mnangagwa's vision of eradicating hunger by 2030, farmers have indicated their willingness to play their part in providing their services. These continuous farmer friendly initiatives by Government have been viewed as a steadfast commitment by Government to ensure that farmers become self-sufficient by 2030 as Zimbabwe reclaims its status to be the bread basket of Africa.