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November 21st, 2018 / The Chronicle, Zimbabwe

Sorghum has a lot going for it. It’s climate-smart, highly nutritious and we already know how to grow it.

If we put the right amount of money and thought behind it, it could also help solve our unemployment woes.

The end of 2017 was characterised by a series of extraordinary events. One that will stand out for longer than the other, more immediately dramatic ones, was the emergence of agriculture as a driver of growth.

After years of being written off as the economy’s stepchild agriculture, forestry and fisheries helped propel the country to a higher than forecasted gross domestic product growth in the final quarter of 2017.

The agricultural sector posted a 37.5 percent growth over the quarter (17.7 percent over the year), underpinning the economy’s 1.3 percent growth for 2017. This might be a trend. Read more