Zimbabwean farmers should come first in agricultural revival

In an interview from Harare, Commercial Farmers’ Union (CFU) Director Ben Gilpin told Africanfarming.com that while the union is not opposed to South African farmers investing and participating in the revival of agriculture in Zimbabwe, the government should give preference and protection to local farmers who lost finances and assets…

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Agriculture to drive new Zimbabwean economic policy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says agriculture will remain the mainstay of government economic policy in pursuit of an investment-led process of job creation. Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe. Addressing thousands of people at his inauguration in Harare, Mnangagwa pledged…

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‘It’s my responsibility to produce food’ – Etienne van Wyk

Having grown up on renowned South African stud breeder Dries Wiese’s farm, Etienne van Wyk had a distinct advantage. Today he has his own farm and is determined to do groundbreaking work in terms of a government program that gives access to land to previously disadvantaged people with agricultural training.…

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