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ZIMBABWE: Training modules to support agrarian reform

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Zimbabwe intends to break with the old methods used in agriculture. Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement has announced a project to introduce new agricultural training programs starting in August 2021. This new modernization process undertaken by the Government ensures an efficient workforce and responds favourably to business needs.

These new programs, which will be introduced into the Zimbabwean education system, will be developed in collaboration with the Community Technology Development Organization, an organization that implements poverty reduction strategies. food and nutrition insecurity. The modules taught will revolve around agricultural entrepreneurship, smart agriculture, new agricultural value chains, climate change, modern production techniques and ICTs. This new policy of agricultural revival launched by the Zimbabwean government was born from the failure of the agrarian reform in 2000. A situation that has caused the country to lose its reputation as a major grain producer in the sub-region. 

Mr. Waddilove Sansole, Head of the Zimbabwe Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (ZAKIS) project that is piloting this project, said that “the new curriculum is designed to meet the current and future needs of Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector by adopting new and dynamic working methods and modern agricultural practices, focusing on practical experience and appropriate equipment and technologies. ‘

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This reform is part of the government’s multi-year agricultural modernization project.Indeed, the Zimbabwean government considered that training in agriculture was not in line with the current and future needs of businesses and modern agriculture.Agricultural production was limited to corn, soybeans, wheat and barley. However, with this reform planned for August 2021, production will be more diversified and yield will be considerably revised upwards.

       

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