Focus Report

As one of the largest formal employers in Zimbabwe, the sugar industry’s growth potential is significant. Although challenges remain – including a lack of financing and mechanisation – this Focus Report explores recent efforts to strengthen local production capacity, research new varieties and pest-control strategies, improve irrigation and water efficiency, and expand farm machinery uptake. It also analyses the expected economic impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area and its potential to facilitate the sugar industry’s expansion into untapped markets.

The report includes a foreword from Muchadeyi Ashton Masunda, Chairman, Zimbabwe Sugar Association (ZSA); and interviews with José Orive, Executive Director, International Sugar Organisation; Audrey Mabveni, Executive Director, ZSA Experiment Station; and Stephen Schwarer, Chairman, ZSA Experiment Station.

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