Women from Harare’s Sunningdale suburb have welcomed a potato growers’ programme by local entrepreneurs to grow potatoes saying this would empower them and improve household food security. The potato growing project has been rolled out in Mbare and Sunningdale districts spearheaded by Sunningdale Zanu-PF district’s women’s league with women undergoing intensive training in the income generating project.
Some beneficiaries of the project applauded the brains behind the innovation for churning out the empowerment programme saying they now understood the concept of potatoes which are grown in a sack as a viable project.
The organiser and financier of the programme Cde Maidei Mujuru said she was merely following the noble vision by Zanu-PF to empower the marginalised in society.
The project has different potato varieties which include the late maturity which takes between 17 to 19 weeks, the medium early white flower which matures in 12-15 weeks. — ZBC/Herald Reporter