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Detail

Area
Zimbabwe
Commodity Group
Grains
Commodity
Maize
Date
01/11/2016
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production support
Description
Launched a special voluntary programme for contract maize farming – the USD 500 million Command Agriculture programme. It targets farmers with potential to produce over 5 tonnes of maize per hectare, providing support with tillage and production inputs on a cost recovery basis. The aim of the programme is to produce 2 million tonnes of maize on 400 000 ha, in order to increase national food security.