The Cold Storage Company (CSC) in partnership with a local fuel company is embarking on a restocking and recapitalisation programme which will see farmers get loans in the form of heifers.

Speaking at one of the cattle distribution programmes, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Cde Paddy Zhanda said the joint venture will go a long way towards sustainable development and empowering the people while also increasing national beef exports.

One of the beneficiaries, Mandla Dube who received 13 calves told the ZBC News that this venture will boot his livestock rearing project.

In a bid to boost the national herd and revive beef exports which used to contribute to the national economy, government has also targeted support for small scale farmers.