Cotton farmers payment plan set

Online Desk |  9 months ago | top

Government has announced that cotton farmers will from this year (2022) start receiving 75 percent payments for their crop in United States dollars with the remainder being deposited in their accounts at the prevailing daily exchange rate. 

This was said by Lands Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, and Rural Development Minister, Dr Anxious Masuka recently, at an event to honour top three outstanding National Cotton Farmers in Makonde, Mashonaland West province.

The move is set to boost production of the white gold, as the country targets at least 500 000 tonnes annually.