The Role of Innovation in The Growth of Sugarcane Industry in Zimbabwe A Case Study of Tongaat Huletts

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Gerald Munyoro
John Tyorera


The study’s aim was to ascertain the role of innovation in the growth of sugarcane industry in Zimbabwe focusing on Tongaat Hullets.Thus, this was achieved through the use of positivism research philosophy whose views about knowledge, reality and values guided this study. Therefore, the study shows that there are several challenges hindering growth in the sugarcane industry among them lack of significant of innovation, insufficient financial resources, lack access to up to date technology, poor innovation culture, economic instability and shortage of foreign currency, high inflation, currency instability, policy in consistence and shortage of foreign currency among others. Consequently, the study recommended that sugarcane breeding be established in Zimbabwe, as well agricultural practices in sugarcane production such as crop rotation, crop protection; water management; soil management; nutrient management; mechanized harvesting among others. In addition, there is need for government to provide sufficient foreign currency to enable the sugarcane industry to grow as well as stabilizing the operating environment.

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Munyoro, G. and Tyorera, J. (2023) “ The Role of Innovation in The Growth of Sugarcane Industry in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Tongaat Huletts”, International Journal of Current Research in Science and Technology, 9(05), pp. 23–46. doi: 10.57181/ijcrst/vol9i05/66.
Business & Commerce
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Gerald Munyoro, ZOU Graduate School of Business, Faculty of Commerce, Zimbabwe Open University, Harare, Zimbabwe


John Tyorera, UZ Business School, Faculty of Business Management Sciences & Economics, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe



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