The Namibian government says it is ready to partner with Zimbabwean women farmers particularly in the horticulture sector to ensure both countries benefit economically.

Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Zimbabwe and Namibia in 2017 aimed at promoting gender equality and women empowerment, a Namibian delegation is in the country to meet women farmers and discuss areas of possible partnerships.

The delegation led by the director for community development in Namibia’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Ms Eline Nghiitwikwa said they are targeting women farmers in the horticulture sector considering the available market and opportunities in their country.

The country is looking at possibilities of exporting a number of horticulture products with women from all provinces expected to participate in the programme said the principal director in the Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs Air Commodore Ivan Gibson Dumba.

The delegation will visit a number of farms from selected provinces.

The country’s horticulture sector feeds into other industries and has the potential to increase foreign currency earnings for the economy in a sector that women are often the biggest producers.