In this photo of Monday, March 6, 2017, South Sudanese men carry food distributed by the World Food Programme in Leer County Southern Leich State in South Sudan. Famine was recently declared in parts of the country, particular, in the former Unity State, in late February.Leer County, Southern Leich State.(AP Photo)

Zimbabwe Defense Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga has warned people denigrating the government initiated Command Agriculture to stop doing so, as the military waded into a clash by Zimbabwe’s politicians over the success of the program.

The State-controlled Herald newspaper reported Tuesday that Chiwenga said command agriculture had been the most successful program aimed at ensuring food security since the country embarked on land reforms in 2000.

He vowed that the military would support the program in solidarity with President Robert Mugabe.

Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo has been the most vociferous in attacking the program, which he describes as “ugly-culture” on social media.

The program was started with a view to supporting farmers with inputs in a bid to boost yields and ensure food security and so far projections indicate that it has been a success. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/