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Tongaat introduces annual awards for sugarcane farmers

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Tongaat introduces annual awards for sugarcane farmers

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MIRROR REPORTER

CHIREDZI – Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe (THZ) has introduced Annual Sugarcane Outgrowers Awards in order to create and enhance a good relationship between farmers and the sugar producing company and the inaugural ceremony was held at THZ Country Club on Friday.

The competitions have five main categories namely; Best Female, Best Youth, Small Plots, Medium Plots, Large Farmers and Best Overall Winner. 

THZ Corporate Executive Darhlia Garwe confirmed the new annual event during Friday’s function and winners are from 1 145 growers drawn from five milling groups, Triangle Mill Groups, Triangle Estate Mill Group, Hippo Valley Mill Group, Hippo Valley Estate Mill Group and Mkwasine Mill Group.

“The awards are to enhance good relationship between the farmer and the company,” said Garwe.

Zimbabwe Sugarcane Association Experiment Station (ZSAES) Director Audrey Mabveni who was the guest of honor at the ceremony said the awards will promote agro-excellence by mentoring farmers.

“The event is important not just to having the winning farmer but to mentors the young generation of upcoming farmers and incorporating youths and women,” said Mabveni.

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