The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered the government in formulating a policy to increase agro industrial production by investing funds on climate change mitigation policies.

Zimbabwe has not been spared from the effects of climate change which have threatened food security and hindered industrial as well as economic growth.

While a human development report unveiled in March indicates that climate change has reduced capacity of industry to create jobs, massive funding is therefore required to mitigate its effects on the economy.

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr Bishow Parajuli said his organisation is therefore working with the government on building resilience policies.

“Building resilience is key, so we have to adjust and work towards achieving the entire strategies,” he said.

The UNDP also held a meeting with government officials, industrialists and economic experts on sustainable management of climate change to unlock socio economic development.