President Emmerson Mnangagwa this Wednesday toured one of the country’s premier agriculture equipment supplier Radzim Agro-power in Bluffhill to acquaint himself with the latest technology in agriculture.
Zimbabwe is primarily an agriculture-based economy with land as its most valuable asset, however in the recent years due to some factors including archaic technology agricultural productivity and production has been subdued.
President Mnangagwa, himself a great farmer, after touring the latest agricultural technology on offer at Radzim and Brazim Agro-power called on all the country’s small and large-scale farmers to embrace agricultural technology to modernise farming for enhanced output.
“I am here as the president but most importantly as a farmer to encourage the farming community to embrace agricultural technology for improved output,” said President Mnangagwa.
The President also reiterated the urgent need for Zimbabwe to mitigate and eradicate the vagaries of climate change by making use of information communication and technology, improving water infrastructure around the country as well as value addition of agricultural produce.
The Managing Director of Radzim and Brazim Mr Keith Louw ceased the opportunity and thanked the Head of State for the continued support government renders to the agricultural fraternity.
“As part of the agricultural value chain we will continue playing our part for the eradication of poverty through high productivity levels,” said Mr Louw
The president’s vision is to see Zimbabwe being food self-sufficient through mordernisation of the agriculture sector, and has also encouraged the youths to accept this responsibility as they are the foundation to the country’s re-industrialisation agenda.
President Mnangagwa was accompanied by the Minister of State Security Cde Owen Ncube, Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province Engineer Oliver Chidau and senior government officials.