By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE has intensified efforts to boost national food security, with state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) planning to utilise more than 80 thousand hectares of arable land.
The revival of ARDA is being modelled in line with the National Development Strategy One food security aspect.
ARDA has therefore appointed a substantive chief executive officer Mr Tinotenda Mhiko who has been tasked with ensuring maximum use of the parastatal’s arable land.
“I am the chair of the board and we are taking u onboard to ensure that this vision becomes a success,” he said.
The newly appointed ARDA boss pledged to ensure the revival of the state-owned farming concern.
“Challenges are there but it is how one can use them to their advantage so am really pledging more support to the shareholder,” he said.
ARDA is focusing on agro-business models, the revival of exports and value addition, among other strategies.
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