Growing of Crops and Horticulture in Zimbabwe 2016

  • ID: 4035748
  • Report
  • Region: Zimbabwe
  • 62 pages
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ariston Holdings Ltd
  • Cottco Holdings Ltd
  • Hippo Valley Estates Ltd
  • MORE
Horticulture and the Growing of Crops in Zimbabwe: This report focuses on the Zimbabwean horticultural sector and the growing of crops, particularly the staple crop, maize, and the main cash crops, sugar cane, tobacco and seed cotton. Although more than 60% of Zimbabwe’s population depends on agriculture for employment, the contribution of the agricultural sector to a dwindling GDP amounted to only 14% in 2014 and an estimated 12% in 2015. Statistics from the United States Department of Agriculture indicate that of the approximately 239,000 commercial farmers, there are only 300 large-scale farmers with farms averaging 2,200 hectares in size. Low crop production means that food for domestic consumption has to be met by imports, mainly from South Africa.

Key Issues: Government support is strong because of the high employment, rural income generation and food security the sector promises. However, high inputs costs, low prices for most commodities, the reliance on erratic rainfall, electricity shortages and the lack of finance for farmers are some of the problems confronting Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector. Currently the agricultural sector is being devastated by the drought, which was finally declared a national disaster in February 2016..

Report Coverage:
Horticulture and the Growing of Crops in Zimbabwe describes the local agricultural sector, the impact of the drought which has resulted in 26% of the population suffering from starvation, and factors influencing the success of the sector. The report profiles ten major players including sugar cane producer, Hippo Valley Estates Ltd, and sugar and ethanol producer Triangle Sugar Corporation Ltd which employs more than 11,800 people at its mill, refinery and ethanol plant. Also profiled are Seed Co Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd, which produces 29,018 tons of seed per annum, and Cottco Holdings Ltd, which has five established cotton ginneries and 25 depo
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ariston Holdings Ltd
  • Cottco Holdings Ltd
  • Hippo Valley Estates Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Rising Input Costs
5.3. Lack Of Credit
5.4. Government Support
5.5. Foreign And Private Sector Aid
5.6. Environmental Concerns
5.7. Labour Resources
5.8. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Company Profiles
Ariston Holdings Ltd
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Holdings Ltd
Cottco Holdings Ltd
Eastern Highlands Plantations Ltd
Hippo Valley Estates Ltd
Parrogate Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
Quton Seed Company (Pvt) Ltd
Rift Valley Corporation Ltd
Seed Co Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
Triangle Sugar Corporation Ltd
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  • Cottco Holdings Ltd
  • Parrogate Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
  • British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (Holdings) Ltd
  • Hippo Valley Estates Ltd
  • Rift Valley Corporation Ltd
  • Triangle Sugar Corporation Ltd
  • Quton Seed Company (Pvt) Ltd
  • Seed Co Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
  • Ariston Holdings Ltd
  • Eastern Highlands Plantations Ltd
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