Breaking News

Research key to economic development: Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter
16 February 2019 | 110 Views
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to continue supporting the Research Council of Zimbabwe to ensure it remains more robust in the co-ordination, promotion and supervision of research in the country.

Addressing the 12th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium in Harare yesterday, Mnangagwa said research was essential to economic development through innovation, increased production, efficiencies and effectiveness.

"Research is the key to our desire for efficiency in the rebuilding of our economy. My government, therefore, remains committed to support and facilitate platforms such as this one to enhance the nexus between our country's growth trajectory and research across all sectors of the country," he said.

"My administration remains committed to invest in research and development through the allocation of 1% of GDP [gross domestic product] towards research. The 0,3% allocation in the 2019 budget must be seen as a first stem which will improve incrementally going forward."




Mnangagwa said for research to be meaningful, its findings should never be merely for academic purposes, but should be disseminated for utilisation by the end users, such as policymakers, industry, entrepreneurs and investors.

He said there was need for researchers to focus on agriculture, considering the country survives on agro-based economy.

"Due to the centrality of the agriculture sector to the economy, we challenge increased research into seed varieties, crop, and animal disease management as well as climate change mitigation strategies. Equally important is to continuously explore avenues on how we can improve our agriculture yields, adaptable agriculture technology for all our farmers," Mnangagwa said.

Mnangagwa Research Economy

Source: newsday

Comments

Latest News

BREAKING: RBZ speaks on fuel prices

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 3 Views

'Arrest Nelson Chamisa' says ZANU PF Youth

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 3 Views

Obert Gutu defiant...vows to takeover MDC property

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 1 Views

'Mnangagwa will not finish his term of office'

by Staff reporter | 20 May 2019 | 1 Views

EXTRACT: The men who helped Chiwenga to execute the coup

by Douglas Rodgers | 20 May 2019 | 5 Views

Herald-Newsday fight escalates

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 2 Views

Chamisa threatens

by Staff reporter | 20 May 2019 | 6 Views

Ecocash scam exposed...CEO blocks Lumumba's partner

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 7 Views

WATCH: Prophet uses spiritual coat hanger to restore marriage

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 7 Views

Load shedding and the long fuel queues

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 20 May 2019 | 1 Views

Trevor Ncube sings Fortune Chasi praises

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 10 Views

Mliswa tells Mnangagwa to emulate Mugabe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 6 Views

CIOs spy on Zimbabweans in South Africa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 8 Views

Google to remove Android from Huawei

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 May 2019 | 3 Views

Chamisa warns of dark cloud over Zimbabwe

by ZimLive | 20 May 2019 | 7 Views

Biti vows Chamisa loyalty

by newzimbabwe | 20 May 2019 | 2 Views

Chamisa urges followers not to panic over court ruling

by Staff reporter | 20 May 2019 | 2 Views

Mnangagwa won't last 5 years, says Chamisa

by Staff reporter | 20 May 2019 | 10 Views

Mnangagwa's govt recognises MDC's 2014 structures

by Staff reporter | 20 May 2019 | 2 Views

Division: Last thing ZCTU needs at the moment

by Editorial - Newsday | 20 May 2019 | 1 Views

Entertainment

Muridzo rubbishes critics

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 May 2019 | 1 Views

Nigerian to play Mugabe role in forthcoming movie

by Staff reporter | 18 May 2019 | 1914 Views

Malunga quits sex

by Staff reporter | 15 May 2019 | 6931 Views

I didn't ride on Tuku's fame, says Selmor

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 2104 Views

Tsholotsho girl shines in SA - DYNAMITE comes in small packages is the...

by Staff reporter | 13 May 2019 | 2379 Views

Jah Prayzah ditches anything associated with Mnangagwa's army

by Staff reporter | 12 May 2019 | 4218 Views

The rising popularity of Maskandi artists in Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 12 May 2019 | 1955 Views

WATCH: Oliver Mtukudzi's widow singing Paunapopo

by Mandla Ndlovu | 01 May 2019 | 22994 Views