Line ministries in the production chain say increased production is guaranteed as government is making strategic partnerships for economic growth.

This comes amid concerns of foreign currency shortages affecting industrial growth.

The shortage of foreign currency and the use of obsolete equipment will soon be a thing of the past as government is on a drive to revamp the local industry and attract investment.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Cde Patrick Chinamasa said addressing production problems will solve foreign currency shortages.

Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri said crops like soya beans and cotton will be included in the command agriculture, a move that is expected to reduce importation of raw materials for the oil processing industry.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development and the RBZ said they are playing their part to ensure economic growth.

High production costs of inputs has seen the government subsidising farmers by buying maize and cotton at a higher price but this has resulted in increased cost of production.