The commitment to Zimbabwe’s agriculture was reinforced by ICRISAT’s Director General Dr Peter Carberry during his meeting with the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa on 27 February, in Harare. Strengthening ICRISAT’s research center in Matopos to be a world-leading facility for crop improvement was high on the agenda. President Mnangagwa assured ICRISAT of his government’s support. Plans now include strengthening the infrastructure at the Matopos facility and the agriculture research agenda for Zimbabwe with new resources and new capability, said Dr Carberry. Discussions were also held on areas of mutual benefit with the Zimbabwe Minister for Agriculture and the Department of Research and Specialist Services. ICRISAT will work closely with the Department of Research in the country, to take these plans forward.
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