As Mugabe Did, Mnangagwa Set To Give Himself Best Farmer Award
11 March 2020
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa shows off his maize crop with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.

All is set for this year’s national field day at President Mnangagwa’s Pricabe Farm on the outskirts of Kwekwe, that is scheduled for tomorrow.

The Department of Agriculture, Technical and Extension Services (Agritex), in conjunction with Seed Co, identified Pricabe as one of the best farms in terms of crop production this year.

President Mnangagwa has a thriving maize crop on 400 hectares and another 200 hectares under soyabeans.

The President has a 405-hectare farm, but is leasing some pieces of land from neighbouring farms.

Midlands provincial crop and livestock officer Mrs Madelina Magwenzi said everything was now in place for the big day.

“Pricabe Farm was identified to host this year’s Grand Field Day after assessments that were done found that there was massive land utilisation at the farm and would be an inspiration to many farmers who will be part of the event,” she said.

“It will be good for farmers from across the country to converge at the farm and bear witness to what the President is doing at his farm despite his busy schedule.

“We were organising the event together with Seed Co and everything is now in place for the day tomorrow.”

Pricabe Farm manager Mr Patrick Mnangagwa said they were humbled by Agritex and Seed Co’s decision to hold the Grand Field Day at their farm.

“Our farm was identified as the model farm to hold such an event, but Seed Co and Agritex are organising everything including the logistics,” he said.

Mr Mnangagwa said they were expecting between 12 and 15 tonnes of maize per hectare.