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robdaviesBusiness Report writes that Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has lauded the benefits of agro-processing and believes the processing of agricultural products could create a number of jobs in the country amid the fall in mineral commodity prices.  

Speaking on Tuesday, he said that some of “the quick job gains that we can make are in agriculture.”  Davies indicated that agro-processing was the biggest employer in the agricultural subsectors despite the drought and he went on to say:  “We do not expect the same climatic challenges next year.  We hope to see better results in the agricultural sector next year.”  Davies’s comments about the stimulation of agro-processing were in line with the government’s general stance that the country should break out of commodity dependence and increase manufacturing-based value addition.

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