Commercial Farmers' Union

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Commercial Farmers' Union
Founded1943; 77 years ago (1943)
Key peopleAndrew Pascoe, President
Benjamin Purcell-Gilpin, CEO

The Commercial Farmers' Union of Zimbabwe is an organisation that was formed to assist farmers in Zimbabwe with a variety of agricultural services. Farmers within the country pay a subscription fee which entitles them to the use of these services. Currently the president of the CFU is Peter Steyl. The Chief Executive Officer of the organisation is Hendrik Olivier.

The Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe (CFU) is an independent and politically neutral membership driven organisation which represents and advances the interests of professional farmers in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa. The CFU draws its membership from primarily large scale and Intensive Commercial Agricultural Producers, but membership is open to all farmers regardless of scale or land holding. The CFU's main agenda is to promote a stable and competitive agricultural business environment; and to provide advice and support to farmers – covering technical extension service, inputs, marketing aspects, business management, labour relations, advice with land and compensation issues and so on.



The following is a list of past Presidents of the Commercial Farmers' Union and its antecedents.[1][2]

Rhodesian Agricultural Union[edit]

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  1. ^ Karigon, Pieter. "Who's who at the CFU - Past Presidents and Current Office Bearers". Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  2. ^ Rory, Pilossof (2012-04-24). The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Farmers Voices from Zimbabwe. Weaver Press. p. 153. ISBN 9781779222596.
  3. ^ kdc. "The Zimbabwe Situation". Retrieved 2017-12-12.

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