Zimbabwe: Technology Can Transform Zim Agriculture

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) can revolutionize the Zimbabwean farming sector and benefit farmers, including small landholders. Agriculture is the most important sector, with the majority of the rural population in developing countries depending on it. The traditional approaches of agriculture have numerous challenges in terms of production, marketing and profit, among others. The challenges of traditional agriculture are addressed significantly by using ICT that can play an important role in uplifting the livelihoods of the rural smallholder farmers. ICT helps in the growing demand for new approaches. It also helps in empowering the rural people by providing better access to natural resources, improved agricultural technologies, effective production strategies, markets, banking, and financial services. Recently, President Mnangagwa said farmers should embrace new farming technologies to improve productivity and reduce the country’s dependence on imports.

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