Zimbabwe sees growing appetite for organic produce

Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector has the potential to contribute more towards the growth of national exports. The National Export Strategy, launched by President Mnangagwa in 2019, identifies the horticulture sector as a priority for export development and promotion. That is why the Second Republic has since launched the Horticulture Recovery and Growth Plan, whose priority is to stimulate “export growth to trigger foreign exchange earnings and employment creation taking advantage of the available more lucrative markets for Zimbabwean products”.

To ensure that the Recovery and Growth Plan achieves its intended goal of stimulating domestic production and exports, there is a need to focus on products that have a high demand across the world. Organic farming is generally understood to be an agricultural practice that aims to produce food using natural substances and processes.

This means that organic farming has limited impact on the environmental because it encourages the responsible use of energy, natural resources, maintenance of biodiversity, preservation of regional ecological balances, enhancement of soil fertility and maintenance of water quality.

Source: sundaymail.co.zw

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