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Zimbabwe promotes female entrepreneurs to strengthen pork industry

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Targeting farmers in Mashonaland West and Mashonaland East provinces, the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme has attracted almost 1000 producers, with women constituting 37 percent of the total.

Zimbabwe’s pig industry is set for a boon as the US$45 million facility availed by the European Union (EU) in June 2019 to upscale subsistence producers to commercial stage is beginning to take shape.

Targeting 1,000 farmers in Mashonaland West and Mashonaland East provinces, the project had by the third week of January this year, attracted 734 farmers, 462 of whom are male and 272 female, indicating a 73 percent progress rate towards farmer enrollment, with women constituting 37 percent of the total.
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