Zim agro-value chain under scrutiny PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 January 2017 18:14

A Zimbabwe agro-value chain strategy is under scrutiny as stakeholders seek to consolidate the farming sector’s contribution to economic growth.

The agricultural sector value chain which comprises farmers, bankers, agro-processing firms, retailers and consumers will soon be reviewed to solve challenges hindering the growth of the industry.

Some of the key issues under the spotlight include the pricing models, costs of production, loan financing schemes, value addition or beneficiation among others.

Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Chief Executive Officer Dr Anxious Masuka says the success of the strategy depends on the mobilisation of capital at affordable costs.

“Agriculture is critical to the sustainability of this economy so we need more to be done,” said Dr Masuka.

According to treasury agriculture is the mainstay of Zimbabwe’s economy accounting for more than 15% of the gross domestic product.

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