A division of United States-based global agricultural inputs provider, DowDupoint has entered into a strategic partnership with a local company, Valley Seeds to oversee the distribution of seeds.
This collaboration endorses our commitment to collaboration across the food chain to transform the role of agriculture in society and enhance the livelihood of farmers in Zimbabwe. Corteva Agriscience will support Valley Seeds by providing agronomic support and services.
Agriculture deputy minister Vangelis Haritatos said that he hoped for the collaboration to create employment. He said:
I hope that this collaboration will foster large-scale job creation and meaningful technology transfer, training and capacity building for Valley Seeds and other players in the industry. As rising populations and incomes increase pressure on land and other resources, agricultural productivity plays an increasingly important role in improving food security and affordability.
Temba Nkatazo, founder and chief executive officer of Valley Seeds said that the partnership is for the enhancement of the quality of the products by the companies.