LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-A delegation of Zimbabwean commercial farmers and agriculture authorities have hailed the Salima Sugar Company Limited (SSCL) for the ‘brilliant sugar product’ the company is producing.
During the interaction, the two sides exchanged Sugar from their respective countries as symbols of unity in the production of sugar.
The Zimbabwean cane growers visited Salima Sugar on Tuesday, to appreciate the company’s progress in sugar production as well as the development of sugarcane farming among smallholder farmers.
Leader of the Zimbabwean delegation Dr. Tendai Chibarabada said there was a need for the Malawi Government to intervene in creating a conducive environment for Malawian smallholder sugarcane farmers to make the industry more competitive.
Among others, the Zimbabwean visitors observed that Salima Sugar Company’s product was of high quality and was being produced using modern and commendable technologies.
On his part, Chief Executive Officer for the Greenbelt Authority Eric Dudley Chidzungu said the visit had given the Authority its subsidiary and more insights that will help in fostering growth.
“We are currently undertaking reforms that will open more doors for smallholder farmers’ participation in the sugar industry which is deemed lucrative,” said Chizungu.