Two years old agro-processing company now exporting into SADC

By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S trade promotion body, Zimtrade, continues to showcase the abundant business opportunities in the country, with an agro-processing company formed two years ago now exporting to the region.

A vibrant idea by 31-year old food technologist, Leslie Marange fell into the right ears at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in 2018 which culminated in an incubation process.

Two years later, Marange’s only worry is to get more land on where to expand his agro-processing venture which is now exporting into the SADC region.

Zimbabwe’s trade promotions body, ZimTrade organised a tour to showcase this incredible journey.

“Zimtrade has been instrumental in our journey by helping us to penetrate export markets and despite the negativity being preached about the lack of opportunities, there are many doors that should be utilised to form businesses,” said Marange.

The successful venture has seen ZimTrade Chief Executive Officer, Mr Allan Majuru encouraging youths to take advantage of government-led programmes to grow sustainable business ventures.

“This company shows how effective our programmes are and we do encourage youths to utilise our eagle nest programme which incubates businesses into successful ventures.”

With a 20-tonne processing capacity and employing more than 30 people, the company has been offered land to build a factory in one of Botswana’s special Economic zones through a government to Government deal.