Zimbabwe’s First Lady emphasizes crop research during visit to ICRISAT

Looking to pull rural communities out of poverty through millets and sorghum, Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Ms Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, visited ICRISAT’s Matopos Research Station. Ms Mnangagwa emphasized research and the need for focus on climate smart crops that have high nutrition qualities to improve food and nutrition security.

The visit was part of a review of the small grains sector. She was accompanied on the visit by Mr Cdes Abednico Ncube and Ms Judith Ncube, Provincial Ministers for Matabeleland South and Bulawayo respectively, as well as the Small Grains Producers Association (SGPA) president Mr Basil Nyabadza.