Older farmers  tend to be viewed as less productive and always in need of support and as aresult they tend to be excluded from agricultural support programmes and services that usually target perceived productive age groups.However Studies and eveidence from our work indicate that older farmers provide for their households and contribute a lot to overal agricultural output in Zimbabwe. Older people remain economically active on their farms/plots of land and cannot all be viewed as charity cases. Their contribution to food security and general societal well-being is largelyunder researched,  unknown and ignored.

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