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TV series actor wins farmer of the year award

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TV series actor wins farmer of the year award



CHIKOMBA – Milton Mazvarira, a lead actor in the popular ZBC TV series Village Secrets has been adjudged Chikomba Ward 6 Farmer of The Year.
A field day was held at his homestead in Manjonjo Village on Wednesday where he received his prizes of a heifer, 1litre valbazin, shovel, 100g vegetable seeds, tick grease, 1 litre dip, 1 sow for breeding to start pig production.
Chikomba District Agricultural Extension Head Chiturike Pasipanodya was the guest of honour at the ceremony where 90 other farmers walked away with prizes.
The citation said Mazvarira won the biggest prize for using suitable varieties, pest control, record keeping that showed profits and losses for every season.
Mazvarira is also expected to have the biggest harvest in this year’s drought where many farmers are going to harvest nothing. The projection is that he will get 4 tonnes of maize and 15 bags of groundnuts.
The adjudicators were led by Elias Wiki who is the Vet Extension Officer.
Chiturike urged farmers to find ways of countering climate change.
“Looking at Mazvaria’s high yields in this drought, he deserves the prize. I would like to urge the youths venture into farming and desist from abusing drugs. I urge all farmers to have backup plans to fight climate change,” said Chiturike.
Village Secrets Producer Leonard Chibamu congratulated Mazvarira for winning the first prize as the best farmer for the season. He told the Mirror that Mazvarira is one of the lead actors in Village Secrets.
Winners adjudged as first runner up are Apolonia Machemedze who went away with heavy duty oxdrawn cultivator while Tsikayi Ishemunyoro came third and walked away with Ox drawn harrow. Abisai Manyame who was on the fourth position walked away with a Oxdrawn Plough and Isaiah Gakaka who scooped the firth position won a wheelbarrow and a shovel. Robson Masendu , Kurimboyi Faith, Mupindu Rodwell Chaka Tambudzai and Mapozho Enie scoop the sixth up to the tenth position respectively and were awarded with a female goat each. Those who scooped number 11 to 19 got shovels, hoe and slashers.
Agritex Extension officer Loveness Tongogara said farmers in All Saints Ward 6 are focussed.
Tongogara got a goat from her appreciative farmers.
Farmer’s Choice was one of agro dealers which graced the occasion.

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