The Business Council of Zimbabwe (BCZ) says it is confident of creating synergies expected to propel the country’s agrarian sector forward at the forthcoming Turkey Africa Agriculture forum.

The BCZ president Mr Langton Mabhanga says as a country they want to ensure the command agriculture programme is further buttressed by harnessing innovations that will increase productivity.

Following the successful implementation of the command agriculture programme targeted to produce 2.2 million metric tonnes of maize this season, Zimbabwe is looking to regain its status as the bread basket of the southern African region, says Mr Mabhanga.

The conference to be held from the 27th to the 28th of this month will run under the theme, “Turkey-Africa Partnership on Rural Development for Achieving Food Security”.

Turkey is one of the few food self-sufficient countries in the world exporting agricultural products such as cereals, sugar, nuts, vegetables, olive oil and livestock products among others.