Zimbabwe compulsorily acquires 19 farms
The Government of Zimbabwe has compulsorily acquired a total of 19
farms around Harare for urban expansion.
The Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land Reform and
Resettlement, Cde Didymus Mutasa, published the acquisition order in a notice in
the Government Gazette.
Among the expropriated properties are
Zimbabwe's Tobacco Association's Odar Farm (606 ha) and the four farms of Crest
Breeders International (Private Limited) around Harare that have been
compulsorily acquired, measuring in total of 230 ha.
is part of CFI Holdings, which is comprised of three major divisions: the
'Retail' division, the 'Specialised' division and the 'Poultry and Animal-Feed'
The 'Poultry and Animal-Feed' division is comprised of
Suncrest Chickens, Ross Breeders, Crest Breeders, Agrifoods, Vetco and Glenara
Agrifood supplies stock feed to Crest Breeders and the
outsourced Chicken Contract Growers, while Vetco offers technical advice on the
breeding and growing of chickens and provides veterinary diagnoses and vaccines
to the group. Ross Breeders sells day-old chicks to Crest Breeders, who grows
and then sells them to Suncrest, the largest processor in Zimbabwe, which
processes the chicken into frozen dressed chickens and supplies the retail
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