joseph made  04-08-10 eddd.jpgZimbabwe has clinched a stock feeds export deal worth millions of dollars amid calls by government for farmers to increase production.

The multi-million dollar deal comes following an arrangement through the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development with Botswana which proposed Zimbabwe to supply stock feed on the back of an increase in demand for the product in that country.

The responsible Minister Dr. Joseph Made said farmers should take advantage of the deal by increasing cotton, soya beans and maize production.

Minister Made also revealed that the country’s horticulture industry is on a recovery path as the sector has managed to shrug of European markets by increasing exports in regional and Asian markets.

Observers say the latest upward trend in agricultural productivity is an indication that the newly resettled farmers have come of age, a development that has shamed the country’s detractors who were anticipating that the land reform programme will not yield results.