New Agric Curricula launched:Aims to transform rural households

By ZBC Reporter

GOVERNMENT has launched the Agricultural Education for Development 5.0 Curricula which is expected to transform farming ventures into viable commercial entities.

The new Curricula launched virtually by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement, Dr Anxious Masuka this Wednesday is expected to usher in a new breed of graduates who will transform the current agriculture landscape into productive and profitable ventures.

The preoccupation of our agricultural colleges has been agricultural education 2.0, whose output were trainees and extension officers. The new curricula AE4D 5.0 system seeks to focus on five objectives – thus training, business advisory, research, innovation and entrepreneurship. This is aimed at creating graduates capable of transforming agricultural, setting up Agricultural enterprises, creating employment and adapting to dynamic agriculture landscape and changing value chains,he said.

Various stakeholders including those from the European Union Funded Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme, partnered government to craft the new curricula.

We as European Union is pleased to support Zimbabwe drive to transform ordinary rural households into agricultural business people. This is the way to go for farmers to become entrepreneurs and contribute to developing agriculture into commercial entities.

The new agricultural for development 5.0 curricula dovetails with the vision of an upper middle income economy by 2030.