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Initiation of a USD$60 million deal with an Indian firm, International Tractor Limited (ITL)

Sunday Mail

    

May 19, 2019

Zimbabwe is working on a US$60 million massive agriculture mechanisation deal with an Indian firm, International Tractor Limited (ITL), that will see distribution of tractors, combine harvesters and various implements to benefit local farmers, according to project promoters.

 

Previous Updates

Arrival of 30 out of 1,300 tractors from the John Deere Belarus Tractors Deal

Herald

    

April 13, 2020

Government received 30 tractors that are part of the US$50 million deal it signed with global tractor manufacturer, John Deere, in November 2018.The deal which will see John Deere supplying 1 300 tractors, 80 combine harvesters and other related agricultural equipment was cemented following President Mnangagwa’s engagement with John Deere Agriculture Worldwide president Mr Mark von Pentz who expressed his willingness to partner the Government in boosting the agriculture sector through mechanisation.

Creation of an Agricultural Equipment Leasing Unit.

Chronicle

    

June 15, 2020

Government has created an agricultural equipment leasing unit within Agribank to assist farmers with farming equipment at a low fee to enhance production on farms.

The Government has also sourced 5,000 motorbikes for agricultural extension officers so that they are mobile to support farmers with proper farming methods to increase yields.

Acquiring 8 tractors and implements for Save Valley and Panmure Agricultural Institutions

Herald

    

May 14, 2020

The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement has acquired eight tractors and an assortment of implements as part of ongoing efforts to retool research institutions across the country.

The tractors are destined for horticulture, coffee, cotton, Lowveld, agronomy, crop breeding, Save Valley and Panmure institutions and will be used for tillage and general farm operations.

Approval of a US$51 million farm equipment facility

ZBC Online

    

Sept. 10, 2019

Governemnt has approved a US $51 million facility to be financed by farm equipment manufacturing company John Deere. 

    

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