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Govt allows partnership of new farmers not renting of farms- deputy minister

by Stephen Jakes
13 Jun 2016 at 07:11hrs | Views
Deputy Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement Berita Chikwama has said the government allows the new farmers to partner each other in their farming activities and not renting of the acquired farms to the former white farmers.

Speaking in parliament Chikwana said the government of Zimbabwe allows farmers to engage in partnership ventures instead of renting out land to other people.

"The percentage profit is determined by both partners in terms of what they agree within the partnership venture.  The Government cannot determine what the profit is supposed to be," said Chikwana.

"We want people to approach the Ministry whenever they intend to engage in contract farming or joint ventures so that we guide them.  Most of our farmers are unable to realise profits due to lack of knowledge.  Some people who propose to have partnership with our farmers propose amounts such as $2000 or $500 per month whilst they get more profit from the land.   Therefore, we want to guide our farmers on how they should reach an agreement in partnership ventures."

Source - Byo24News