'Agriculture key to Zim economic growth,' says Mugabe

'Agriculture key to Zim economic growth,' says Mugabe
Published: 30 August 2013
President Mugabe today said the agriculture sector will be key to the economic growth of the country.

Officially opening this year's Harare Agricultural Show, President Mugabe said that this was because 75 percent of the country's population survived on agriculture, which produces most of the raw materials needed for the economy.

He added that Government would implement several multi-sectoral interventions to ensure the success of the sector.

These he said include enhancing the production of drought tolerant, short-term seed varieties, adoption of conservation agriculture and promotion of water harvesting techniques.

In addition he said Government would also assist in the mechanization of the agriculture sector. He also pledged Government support in improving the quality of livestock in the country.

Turning to the Harare Agricultural show, the President said he was encouraged by the participation and high turnout by exhibitors was a sign of the growing confidence in the potential of the economy of Zimbabwe especially coming after the successful hosting of the 20th UNWTO General Assembly.

He added that the show theme was in sync with the current global thrust on matters of the environment, the promotion of SMEs and the dissemination of information to the generality of the society.
- herald


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