The Sunday Mail
The Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA), in partnership with the Macadamia Association of Zimbabwe, is currently carrying out macadamia nuts trainings across the country.
In Zimbabwe, macadamia nuts are mostly produced in the eastern border highlands, with Chipinge currently the country’s largest producer of nuts due to its ideal climatic conditions and soils.
Zimbabwe macadamia nuts are viewed as a lucrative cash crop.
“The purpose of the training is to equip farmers with knowledge and skills on macadamia nuts business at large,” said AMA on Thursday.
The trainings are expected to increase macadamia nuts production in the country and foreign currency revenues.
“In the same vein, they will serve as a catalyst for the quick growth of the lucrative trees in other provinces such as Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central where some farmers have started growing the trees.”
Running under the theme: ‘Sustainability of Macadamia Nuts Production’, the trainings cover a myriad of subjects ranging from nursery establishment, the establishment and management of macadamia nuts orchards, harvesting and selling of macadamia nuts.