EU donates millions of Euros towards smart technologies

By Online Reporter |  9 months ago | business

Zimbabwe's agricultural sector has received a major boost, after the European Union (EU) availed 207 million euros towards smart technologies, that increase productivity and are climate proof.

Speaking at the launch of the team Europe initiative on greener and climate smart technologies agriculture, in Harare yesterday,

 Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, and Rural Development Permanent Secretary Dr John Bhasera said the fund will be used to revive and improve irrigation systems, capacity building and investment into research.

Meanwhile head of cooperation at the EU delegation in Zimbabwe Frank Porte said the funds have been availed as a result of co-operative efforts by the EU.

The finance from the EU comes at a time relations between Zimbabwe and the western bloc which have been frosty for about two decades, are now on the mend.