Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.
Are there any islands of development in Zimbabwe?
- RandalLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Zimbabwe's economic structure is one of great potential.
In the years prior to its independence Zimbabwe put great
emphasis in developing its mining industry and as a result
it is one of the most developed in Africa. The mining of
such minerals as copper, nickel, gold, and
metallurgical-grade ferrochromite is responsible for nearly
half the countries $4.9 billion Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) . The other half of Zimbabwe's GDP is generated
primarily in the agricultural sector with the majority of
this produced at subsistence levels by most of the
Zimbabwe clearly has the potential to generate agriculture
beyond the subsistence level and thereby eliminate any
degree of shortage. In any event subsistence would be
sufficient to eliminate shortage if not for recent
Zimbabwe's mineral export industry is key to the nations
developmental success. Although small, the countries mining
industry is modernized and strategically developed toward
exports. Many paved roads link mines and other industries
together that complement mining such as heavy machinery.
Also, the areas within the vicinity of the mines are highly
developed and urbanized to ensure an adequate and able
workforce. Finally, Zimbabwe participates in non-aligned
trade for non-strategic products such as textiles. This
greatly reduces the countries chance of becoming dependent
on a trade partner.
I hope this information makes sense and is helpful.