- Published on 04 May 2017
Zimbabwe’s is working on re-arranging the 12 value chains it identified into the three clusters that have been prioritised by Sadc under its Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap.
This comes as Sadc member states were requested to indicate priority value chains with Zimbabwe identifying 12, which are soya, sugar, meat, dairy products, food and drinks, horticulture, forestry, wildlife, fertilizer, mining, cement and pharmaceuticals, that is, ARVs and anti-TB drugs, among others. However, Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Chiratidzo Mabuwa said that at regional level three areas have been prioritised, namely agro processing, mining and downstream processing. Already, $18 million has been secured for the 11th European Development Fund to assist in a detailed value chain mapping on products which have a regional impact and market integration in priority sectors pushing the agenda of inseparability and mutual supportiveness of the three pillars. (Herald)