As the 2020-2021 agricultural season kicks off, commercial farmers have been urged to capitalise on local initiatives for the installation and servicing of farm machinery and equipment to ensure the smooth flow of operations.
Speaking at a media briefing after the unveiling of Power Giants Private Limited’s Mutare branch, the firm’s general manager – Manicaland Province Vincent Gunda said “As Power Giants Private Limited we are encouraging all commercial farmers to take advantage of our massive discounts in the installation and servicing of mechanical agricultural equipment to enhance their preparedness for this year’s agricultural season to bolster farming activities to ensure national food security.”
At present national food security is largely anchored on the efforts of small-scale farmers following the demise of large-scale commercial farming after the disruption of agricultural activities in the early 2000s.
Thus, robust measures to boost mechanised agriculture will certainly enhance the success of this year’s agricultural season which experts predict to be normal to above average.
As a mitigation strategy to drought effects and climate change, the government recently championed the Pfumvudza project whose inputs were however allegedly looted by corrupt bigwigs, according to recent media reports.
Power Giants – a regional power hub – is in the business of agricultural installations including pumps, nursery tunnels, pivots, piggeries, hatcheries and dairies, hotels and Time Share resorts, MCC Rooms, Control Panels (Stardelta, Motor Control) as well as servicing of agricultural equipment inter alia.
The leading private electrical firm has numerous branches located across the country including in Harare, Gweru, Bulawayo, and Mutare as well as a presence in most Sadc countries such as Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, and South Africa.