February 13, 2020

Zimbabwe horticulture receives boost from FAO

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Kimberleigh Jiro

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today handed over equipment to the Horticulture Development Council (HDC) under the Agrinvest initiative to support the horticulture industry in Zimbabwe.

FAO handed over computers, chairs, office desks, printers and a 4×4 motor vehicle to support the agriculture sector in pursuit of vision 2030 which is to have an upper middle income economy by then.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, FAO Sub Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa Dr Alan Onibon said, “I hope we are doing something catalytic. This action will generate something big in the near future as it is under the Agrinvest initiative”.

Addressing the media during the handover ceremony, Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister, Vangelis Haritatos expressed gratitude and hailed the Agrinvest regional programme saying it is bearing results in a short space of time.

“We hope through this technical cooperation we will be able to achieve much in terms of developing robust institutions and systems to leverage on private sector investments.” said Haritatos.

Government in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization launched the Agrinvest initiative in November last year to mobilize more support for the agriculture sector in the country.

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