Country Representative for Zimbabwe
Jonathan (Jon) Chirisa is a passionate Savanna goat breeder in Zimbabwe. Jon is CEO of Tradegrid Systems Inc., a trade and investment consulting company, and a seasoned tradesman in three disciplines with experience in the construction of agricultural, industrial mining and manufacturing plants across the globe. This extensive experience with numerous world-class companies has given him an insight into the world of industry.
Zimbabwe is known for its quality beef, one of the best in the world. The favorable climatic conditions and quality foliage encouraged Jon to work closely with prominent Zimbabwean businessman and developer, John Mapondera.
Hard work gave birth to the Zimbabwe Goat Improvement Centre and the proposed Zambezi Valley Goat Project, a massive goat breeding project (for export and local markets) that has an outgrower program which will boost the economy and improve the local genetic pool. As a proud citizen and an international goat enthusiast, Jon contacted the International Goat Association to become a member and with the hope of working hand-in-hand in this project and the national outgrower program.
His enthusiasm, mindset, and desire to see small ruminant development in Zimbabwe and across the region will be of great value to the global goat community of which IGA stands as a leader.
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