Zimbabwe’s president calls for sustainable agric model

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President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has called for an agricultural model that mitigates climate change and implore young innovators and researchers to come up with solutions that boosts output.

While fielding questions from delegates at the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) annual congress, the President said climate change is posing challenges to agriculture, especially the Command Agriculture initiative.

He said beyond that, young people should conduct research so that the nation develops crops that thrive even during harsh weather condition.

Agriculture faces some of the harshest threats from climate change and global warming an experts have estimated that farm output in sub-Saharan Africa will decline by up to 50 percent in mid-century due to changing climates.

Extreme weather patterns such as floods are expected to become frequent and more severe, together with drought.Experts say for economies such as Zimbabwe which rely heavily on agriculture, the effects might be dire.

President Mnangagwa also called on business owners and young innovators to come up with ideas and solutions of mitigating the challenges posed by natural or man-made weather phenomena.