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Agriculture

Agriculture

Agriculture is a very important economic sector.  ZAPU government will put in place appropriate policies which will ensure the revival of the sector, so that it on produce enough food for the country as well as raw materials for the manufacturing industry.  
Under ZAPU government most of the raw materials produced by the agricultural sector will be processed in the country in order to create some employment in agribusiness and in the manufacturing sector. Provincial governments should have responsibility for aspects of land policy, rural development and agricultural development affecting their areas, consistent with the intent of devolution of government

Agriculture or farming is the cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and fungi for food, fibre, bio fuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization.  The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture farming has become the problem in Zimbabwe due to the un realistic policies of the Zanu government.

Modern agronomy, plant breeding, agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, and technological developments have in many cases sharply increased yields from cultivation, whereas in Zimbabwe is the opposite, but at the same time if not managed properly can cause  widespread ecological damage and negative human health effects. Selective breeding and modern practices in animal husbandry have similarly increased i  well managed economies resulting in the increase output of meat, but have raised concerns about animal welfare and the health effects of the antibiotics, growth hormones, and other chemicals commonly used in industrial meat production. Genetically modified organisms are an increasing component of agriculture, although they are banned in several countries. Agricultural food production and water management are increasingly becoming global issues that are fostering debate on a number of fronts. Significant degradation of land and water resources, including the depletion of aquifers, has been observed in recent decades, and the effects of global warming on agriculture and of agriculture on global warming are still not fully understood.

The major agricultural products that can be produced by Zimbabwe if managed accordingly can be broadly grouped into foods, fibers, fuels, and raw materials. Specific foods include cereals (grains), vegetables, fruits, oils, meats and spices. More jobs can be created in this industry if the economy can be managed by effectively.

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Last modified on Friday, 25/08/2017

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