Zimbabwe's agricultural production

is sadly declining because a significant number of beneficiaries
from the land reform are faced with inputs shortage, fuel problems,
drought and problems associated with land allocations.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sylvester Nguni was quoted on
Tuesday by The Herald newspaper as saying that there has also been
a disturbing trend developing where tobacco farms have been turned
into maize farms, and dairy farms into tobacco land. This has
impacted negatively on production.
Nguni said the government, worried by declining production at
estates falling under the Agricultural and Rural Development
Authority (Arda), was seriously considering inviting resource-rich
individuals or organizations to take leases or rent some of the
He said it was disturbing that Arda had failed to take the
leading role in production despite having vast tracts of land.
"Production has declined at all Arda estates. There is really
nothing that is coming out of Arda and that is the truth we must
tell," he said.
"As a result, farmers with the resources will be invited to
lease some of the estates because Arda has failed to utilize the
land," Nguni said.

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