dr joseph made 31-01-11.jpgA Zimbabwean delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development has left the country for Brazil to strengthen the More Food Africa Deal, a development expected to boost the country’s agricultural productivity.

Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister, Dr Joseph Made, said the development is expected to open lines of credit to the country and help the sector acquire machinery and agricultural equipment from the South American country.

“We expect the visit to Brazil to increase agricultural productivity of the country and [as a result], we expect to export 1500 metric tonnes of wheat seed to Mozambique, where a similar programme is being carried out,” Dr Made said.

The deal is a follow up to Dr Made’s visit to Brazil and Indonesia last year to find ways of strengthening the country’s agriculture sector.

Brazil has also supplied equipment to boost the country’s mechanisation programme.