THE southern region faces poor harvests and hunger amid revelations that 30 to 40% of crops have wilted due to the dry spell prevailing in most parts of the country.
Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) president Shadreck Makombe on Friday told Southern Eye that farmers with irrigation facilities should water their crops.
“To preserve the little crops which have survived, we ought to continue to preserve the only water we have. We cannot rely on rain but we should conserve what we have.”
He said the situation in Matabeleland and other parts of the country pointed to a poor harvest.
“We might have a few spots of rain and some crops may survive but it’s a poor harvest,” he said.