Chinese-managed farm brings hope for food security in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean workers reap wheat on a farm under the Zim-China Wanjin Agricultural Development Co Ltd. (Photo: China Daily)

Xinhua | 28 November 2015

by Tichaona Chifamba, Wang Yue

CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — Farm manager Charles Zimora is a very optimistic man.

The optimism stems from his experience at Hunyani Farm just outside Chinhoyi, about 120 km north-west of Harare, where he is witnessing the story of an agricultural revolution taking place – and he is part of the script. Zimora has seen the farm getting more capitalized and mechanized since 2011 when the Zimbabwe-China Wanjin Agricultural Development Company (Wanjin), began leasing it from the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT).

He had been part of the CUT farm team prior to being absorbed into the new setup with the Wanjin management not eager to disturb the previous setups on the farms it operates and inheriting the old workforce.

He said he had seen the transformation of Hunyani Farm from being just “an ordinary farm” to a hi-tech one run along business lines.

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