The Republic of Korea has announced a cash package and technical support for the countryâ€™s A1 soya bean farmers in a move set to boost Zimbabweâ€™s agricultural sector.
Authorities from the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC) held a meeting with representatives from the Republic of Korea to discuss the Status of Agricultural Mechanisation in Zimbabwe.
Speaking to ZBC News on the sidelines of the meeting, Republic of Korea Director in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Dr Choi Kyu-Hong, said local A1 farmers who are into soya bean production will receive a cash boost under a $50 000 per year scheme that will also render technical support.
SIRDC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Robson Mafoti, whose organisation will manage capacity-building programmes under the arrangement, applauded the Korean initiative, saying it will come in handy as local farmers seek to boost production output in soya bean production.
The countryâ€™s Look East Policy continues to yield positive rewards with the latest initiative by the Koreans promising to uplift soya bean production in the country.