The National Wheat Board is set to put 6000 hectares of wheat under production this winter.

Two hundred farmers have been shortlisted by the National Wheat Board to plant 6000 hectares of wheat which is expected to generate 30 000 metric tonnes of the cereal.

National Wheat Board chairman Givemore Mesoemvura said inputs have been secured and some of the land preparations have started.

The programme which is being rolled out for the first time, will support other programmes initiated by government and the Agriculture Rural Development Authority.

The National Wheat Board is a grouping of bakers, millers,  farmers, inputs suppliers and other stakeholders involved in wheat production.