GMB invites private transporters to deliver inputs to farmers

Online Desk |  10 months ago | local

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has invited private transporters with five to thirty-four-tonne trucks, to provide their vehicles for hiring as government intends to deliver inputs to farmers on time.

The move is meant to accelerate the distribution of Pfumvudza/Intwasa inputs.

In a statement, the GMB said interested parties should contact the nearest GMB depot adding that fuel will be availed to contracted transporters on a stop-order basis.

Statistics released by GMB also showed that as of the 31st of October, Pfumvudza/Intwasa inputs distribution is progressing well with farmers having received more than 20 000 tonnes of compound D fertiliser, 6 500 tonnes of top dressing, 2 800 tonnes of maize seed, 92 tonnes of sorghum seed and 17 tonnes of pearl millet.

Farmers’ unions have commended government for the early and timeous distribution of inputs, saying the will improve their preparedness and ensure early planting.

The Pfumvudza/Intwasa programme will be extended to 3,5 million households for the 2022/2023 summer cropping season.