Zim to host agricultural Indaba

Africa exchange, a non-profit organisation, together with Zimbabwe Business Foundation will be hosting an agricultural business session to present a draft strategy for the development of Zimbabwe’s Agricultural sector.

The session is set for October 19 in Harare where industry leaders, government representatives responsible for policy development, and non-governmental organisations, will converge to make recommendations for the draft strategy.

According to an organisation representative, topics to be discussed will include an overview of Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector, investment opportunities and challenges by a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture and rural development.

“The draft strategy highlights include an economic overview of Zimbabwe’s Agricultural Sector, market access for farmers produce as well as the status of access to finance including awareness of projects and investment opportunities,” said the Africa Exchange representative.

The session will also be attended by representatives from a number of African countries including Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.

Minister of Finance Tendai Biti in his mid-year fiscal review said the agricultural sector was projected to grow by 19.3 percent this year with the growth largely attributed to better preparedness through support from the government and cooperating partners, timely availability of inputs through the open market, contract farming arrangements as well as own farmer resources.

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