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Amsterdam’s Ambassador in Harare Gera Sneller yesterday met Acting President Joice Mujuru to discuss a recently-brokered deal that will see Zimbabwe exporting fresh farm produce to Holland. Addressing journalists afterwards, Ambassador Sneller said Zimbabwean company Rollex Private Limited had opened a Dutch market for varieties of peas to mass chain, Alberts Hiyn Supermarket.

“We had a good discussion with the Acting President. I am with some businesspeople in the agriculture industry and we are using Zimbabwe to grow peas for export to The Netherlands.

“Our intention is to foster economic relations that will be good for Zimbabwe and The Netherlands. That will also create jobs and improve Zimbabwe’s economy.

“We are using Zimbabwe to grow peas for export into the European community.

“We are also an agricultural society and a number of Dutch businesspeople are in Zimbabwe growing flowers for the Dutch market,” she said.

Rollex executive chairman Mr Edwin Moyo said the company would start by exporting 800 tonnes of peas in the next four weeks.

“We are growing peas at our farms in Marondera and Mazowe and we will be selling the produce to Alberts Hiyn, which is the biggest supermarket chain in Holland,” he said.

Mr Moyo said Rollex was also exporting fruits and other vegetables to several countries, with South Africa being the main market for strawberries.

The deal came some five months after Ambassador Sneller met Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Source : The Herald