Zimbabwe has a well-established history of potato production. Apart from giving high returns per invested dollar to the farmer, the crop contributes significantly to the nation’s food security. As such, the government declared potato as one of the strategic crops to enhance food security at household and national levels. https://www.sundaymail.co.zw/why-potato-crop-is-of-commercial-importance
AMA is mandated with the overall regulation of the production, marketing and processing of agricultural products in Zimbabwe. The overall functions of the authority stipulated in the Act are:
- To regulate the participation in the production, buying or processing of any agricultural product by producers, buyers or processors or classes of producers, buyers or processors of any agricultural product upon such terms and conditions, including, as appropriate the fixing of quotas, as may be prescribed.