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November 10, 2011

Zimbabwe distributes free inputs to vulnerable farmers

by Jonga Kandemiiri

The Zimbabwean government says it is printing more than one million vouchers to be distributed to farmers through offices of the Agricultural, Technical and Extension Services to provide access to vulnerable growers to Grain Marketing Board planting inputs.

Agritex Principal Director Joseph Gondo said the vouchers, with special security features, should be available for distribution by his office by the end of the week.

Under the US$45 million agricultural inputs subsidy scheme, each farmer considered to be vulnerable is to receive 10 kilograms of maize seed, one 50-kilogram bag of compound D and one 50 kilogram bag of ammonium nitrate fertilizer.

Agronomist Thomas Nherera said that this is a welcome move as the small farmers being targeted produce most of the country's staple maize.

VOA

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