In this section you will find comprehensive information about
products and services offered by Zimbabwean companies.
Arts & Crafts
Zimbabwe is a young nation, but an old country - with respect
to art and craft that has survived for more than 12 000 years.
It was once the domain of the San people (or Bushman) who
were extremely skilled in bushcraft and animated paintings.
There are over 15 000 sites - cave walls, shelters and overhangs
of boulders that show rock paintings, so old that the societies
that created them do not exist any more, but a wealth of art
has been left showing evidence that many crafts existed. Bags,
blankets, headdresses, knee tassels, combs, aprons, fertility
emblems, pipes, musical instruments and fine brushes can all
be identified in the paintings by these spiritually-rich and
Great Zimbabwe - a World Heritage site - is the soul of the
nation. This historical heritage of an empire after which
Zimbabwe is appropriately named, shows some of the earliest
indications of skill in the intricate cutting and carving
of stone. The city's beauty can be glimpsed in the lasting
stonework patterns - chevron, dogs tooth, herringbone motifs,
and the eight beautiful jewels of the famed 'Zimbabwe Bird'.
This great soapstone carving symbolizes
Export growth in the horticultural industry in Zimbabwe has
been impressive, earning the country a favourable and high
profile image internationally. The trend seems to be to upgrade
existing facilities, increase output and move into higher
Although horticulture is a very broad term, in Zimbabwe it
is confined to the following crops that are commercially grown
Cut flowers: roses, asters, chrysanthemums, carnations,
ammimajus, delphinium, euphorbia, Litrisstatice and niche
products such as chelone lysimachia
Temperate fruit: apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine
Tropical fruits like citrus, kiwi, leeches, mango, banana,
passion fruit and pineapple
Out of season fruit and vegetables: asparagus, baby carrots,
baby corn, butternut, chilli, gem squash, fine beans, cherry
The horticultural industry is the fastest growing agricultural
sub sector in Zimbabwe earning the country foreign currency
and generating numerous jobs, in addition to a substantial
increase in the down stream benefits accruing to the input
and other service providers. Prospects for continued growth
are very encouraging as more farmers diversify into horticulture
and more small scale out growers are brought into the industry.
Advantages of Zimbabwean Horticulture
Different climatic conditions allow for the cultivation
of a wide range of crops over a long period.
A high level of farm management guarantees flexible crop
rotations and has shown great awareness of market demands.
Large farms, which are able to produce both horticultural
and other crops, in general ensure great viability.
Farmers have formed effective production and marketing
groups to maintain quality control.
All necessary inputs can be purchased locally.
A large efficient and skilled labour force is available.
Airfreight space to Europe is available on a regular
basis, thus ensuring reliability and continuity of supply.