Several agro chemical companies that attended the 2019 Lasheng China pesticide exporting workshop have reportedly expressed interests in investing in Zimbabwe owing to the new environment.

This followed a presentation by a local company on the available opportunities in Zimbabwe to the 500 international delegates that attended the 2 day workshop.

The 2019 Lasheng China pesticide exporting workshop recently held in China saw delegates from Portugal, South Africa, China, India, Turkey, Brazil and Zimbabwe discussing on vast opportunities in the agro business sector globally.

Cure Chem Zimbabwe-South Africa Group Managing Director Mr Anup Chand who delivered a presentation on the experiences in the Southern African market said several companies expressed an interest in the Zimbabwean market based on the improvement in the country’s image.

“I delivered a 40 minute presentation on the vast opportunities in the Southern African market which has ideal climatic conditions, good human resource capital and the beauty of it is that several companies who have been following developments in Zimbabwe expressed a keen interest to invest. So far i have received several emails from some of these countries: China Jiansu from China, Indo Gulf from India, Chriton Crop Protection from India and other companies from Turkey and Brazil. I attribute this largely to the new administration which has opened up Zimbabwe for business and urge more to be done to ensure more investors come in,” he said.

Ms Yevai Goto the company’s Deputy Group Managing Director who was a delegate at the 2 day workshop added that the event had also been an ideal platform for marketing the country which boasts of abundant fertile land and which has the potential to regain its status as the bread basket of Southern Africa.

“The workshop was an eye opener and the greatest take away was the interest expressed in investing in Zimbabwe with government’s continued efforts at improving the ease of doing business and with the great human capital available nothing can stop the country in its efforts to attain more investments. Over and above this networking platform also gave us insights into how other players are innovating new ideas,” said Ms Goto.

Zimbabwe’s re-engagement efforts are hinged on putting economics ahead of politics and any new opportunities for investment are most welcome for a country that has long been stuffed of the much needed capital to revamp infrastructure and catch up with the rest of the international community.