Law Firm Article: Zimbabwe: Legal Processes For The Farming And Exporting Industrial Hemp

Law Firm Article: Zimbabwe: Legal Processes For The Farming And Exporting Industrial Hemp
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15 March 2022 by Fungai Chimwamurombe and Stacey Watungwa ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice The cultivation of industrial hemp is the new baby in the farming sector which is indeed fertile soil for investment purposes especially in Zimbabwe which has a thriving agricultural industry.  Before undertaking on this investment venture, it is vital for one to be cognizant to all the procedures and pre-requisites needed for the farming of industrial hemp. The writer who is a farmer as well, interviewed the renowned hemp farmer Mr Kim Birketoft who emphasized the need for extensive awareness in hemp farming which comes with its challenges as a teething crop. In Zimbabwe the Agriculture Marketing Authority (AMA) is the body that regulates marketing and production of Agricultural products. In September 2020, Statutory Instrument 218/2020 Agriculture Marketing Authority (Industrial Hemp) Regulations was enacted by the AMA. This statutory provision governs amongst other activities the production, procurement and exportation of hemp. Some of the critical pre-requisites are set out hereunder. 1. The Permit In order to cultivate, possess, sell and supply industrial hemp a permit is required. These permits are issued by AMA on application by the party wishing to farm hemp. It is vital for a party to adhere to the regulations as set out by the Authority to ensure that the appropriate quality product is obtained for the intended use. This will inturn yield a bounty harvest and worthwhile investment. 2. The premises According to Section 14(1) (a) of Statutory  Instrument 218 of 2020 the farming of Industrial Hemp can only be done at premises identified in the permit or indicated by the Authority. The holder of the permit is required to cultivate on an area not less than one hectare in size. 3. Exportation of Industrial hemp Before stepping into the exportation of industrial hemp, it is critical to note that the…

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