The 2020-21 sorghum output is now the country’s highest output since independence with 89 573 metric tonnes having been delivered to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB).
Before that the highest ever tonnage since independence, was the 82013 metric tonnes delivered in the 1985-86 marketing season.
Increase in sorghum output is attributable to Government support through the Pfumvudza program.
.The conservative farming concept is based on three main principles of minimum soil disturbance, crop rotation and use of mulch.
In Zimbabwe, sorghum is mainly grown by communal farmers and a few commercial farmers under rain fed conditions. Meanwhile Mashonaland West Province has the highest maize and soyabean intake,while Mashonaland Central has the highest traditional grains intake.
Efforts to curtail side marketing are continuing, and a total of 3 258 MT of Maize has been seized from 241 individuals for breaking S.I. 145 of 2019, while 1 489MT of Soyabean have been seized from 62 individuals for breaking S.I. 79 of2011.