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Belarus to Set Up Dairy Facility in Zimbabwe

06 May 2019

ZIMBABWE - Belarus has set its sights on establishing a state-of-the-art dairy facility in Zimbabwe as part of its efforts to improve milk production in the country.

Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri said following a state visit to the Eurasia nations in the company of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in January he had the opportunity to stay in Belarus for another week familiarising himself with that country’s agricultural sector.

He said during his stay he was impressed by Belarus’ dairy industry and engaged officials from the Eastern Europe country to consider setting up a relatively similar model in Zimbabwe.

Minister Shiri said said: "I also had the opportunity of visiting a state-of-the-art dairy farm and there was only one individual employed to work on the farm, which had over 2 000 milking cows and everything else was computerised and I hope one day we will have something close to that here in Zimbabwe.

"From there we went to a factory where they produce a whole range of dairy products and after that we persuaded them to come and have a similar set-up here in Zimbabwe for both dairy farm and a dairy processing facility or milk processing facility."

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Source: The Sunday News

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