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Thursday, 27 February 2014

DONORS BEGIN FUNDING AGRICULTURE IN ZIMBABWE

HARARE: The Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement in Zimbabwe has secured more than Seven-Million US dollars from donors. Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Douglas Mombeshora says his ministry is now going to embark on a two-yearlong program of action. He says it will use the funds availed by the European Union, EU, and the United Nations Development Program, UNDP, to carry out the planned schemes. Dr. Mombeshora says part of the work that will be carried out by the ministry includes a preliminary land audit exercise; which aims to address land disputes and cases of multiple farm ownership. He says the job also involves accounting for land being used productively and investigating reports of some resettled families leasing out their farms to white former commercial farmers. Dr. Mombeshora says part of the funds will be channelled towards work being done by the Surveyor General’s Office of coming up with new base maps. The Zimbabwe Lands Minister disclosed the information during an interview with the state broadcaster, ZBC News.

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