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Why join this trade mission?

Please find an overview of business opportunities of the Livestock and Horticulture sectors in Zimbabwe via this link.

Zimbabwe is open for business

The new dispensation issued by Government at the beginning of the year, marks a new era in the Zimbabwean economy, wherein the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act provides investors with an opportunity to acquire public and private assets in order to target foreign investment which will help to capacitate and rebuild Zimbabwe’s industries.

  • Investors will benefit high quality assets, with discounted value in comparison to regional assets.
  • In terms of exit mechanisms, and repatriation of returns, the Zimbabwean Government will ensure that laws are harmonised to create a holistic and investor-friendly environment.
  • The Government will also work out an incentive scheme system that will help mobilise and retain FDI in the country
  • The existence of established capital markets and in particular the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange will give and guarantee investors in the country with exit mechanisms whenever they decide to disinvest.
  • Zimbabwe still holds an attractive class of relatively wealthy consumers.
  • Consumer-facing businesses: Any company that enters the market offering lifestyle and consumer goods products could benefit from demand that has been unmet for years, which resulted in South Africa benefiting from Zimbabwe’s consumer tourism, which contributes 2% of SA’s GDP.

Included in the participation costs and sponsored by Banc ABC/Atlas Mara:

  • 3 days field visits: 3 tracks – Livestock, Horticulture and Smarc Cities/ Smart Mobility
  • Livestock and horticulture seminar and Smart Cities matchmaking session at BancABC HQ (incl lunch)
  • Network cocktail
  • Transport (Airport pick up/drop off and field visits)
  • Discounted rate in 5* Meikles Hotel (TBC)
  • Media promotion in Zimbabwe

Smart Cities/Smart Mobility

Cities all around the world struggle with questions on how to deal with Smart Cities, how do we need to change the policy, how to (re-)develop cities, et cetera. Also Harare has to deal with these dilemma’s and is in desperate need of innovation. But there is also a big chance for innovative entrepreneurs.

In the heart of the South African continent, Zimbabwe has a strong starting position to become a leading country in this development of whole South-Africa. The high density of smartphones can support travel pattern research but also gives the possibility to implement 'Smart City and Mobility' as a 'service concept'. There is a low depreciation of infrastructure and a growing demand for human and freight transport in Zimbabwe and the countries around Zimbabwe. Additionally, there are good possibilities for solar and hydro energy and no boundaries on old-fashioned policy, regulations and systems. New and innovative thinking will be needed to create integral energy, urban and infrastructure development.

More information on BancABC/Atlas Mara can be found via this link.

Please send an email to Anitra van der Kraan for questions regarding the Horticulture track via and to Daphne Meijer-Willems for questions regarding the Livestock track via or call +31(0)703043618.


Trade mission details

Livestock & Horticulture Trade Mission to Zimbabwe, with a smart cities/ mobility track
From June 04, 2018
Till June 09, 2018
Harare, Zimbabwe