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New passion fruit farming might create export opportunities for Zimbabwe

Green Afrique Technologies CEO Anglistone Sibanda said passion fruit farming has transformed the lives of many people in Kenya and Uganda. "There are vast and very lucrative markets for passion fruit across the globe.

Passion fruit has proved to be a lucrative enterprise that can create millionaires out of young farmers in Zimbabwe. Kenyans and Ugandans are doing it. We can do it here and we can even surpass those countries," Sibanda said.

Green Afrique Technologies is an agricultural, marketing and research firm that is playing a leading role in marketing and out-growing passion fruit in the country.  Passion fruit is a highly nutritious tropical plant which traces its origins to South America. It is a rich source of powerful antioxidants and has various health benefits.  Besides medicinal qualities, oil drawn from its seed can be used to produce oil for cosmetics, skin products and in the production of stockfeed.

According to, passion fruit farming can integrate smallholder farmers, young people and rural communities into export businesses.

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