Nutrimaster Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • Nutrimaster has focused on incorporating CSR into its growth strategy, supporting communities through sports and education.
  • In terms of educational CSR initiatives, the Company donated computer equipment and stationery to Maine Primary School in Selous. In the next fiscal year, the Company will partner with Profarmer on their ‘Gardens Project’, providing agronomy training and donation packs for horticulture garden projects at 5 selected schools.
  • Through sponsorships and participation in various events, such as the MUD RUN 2023 and golf days like the Zimbabwe Bass Federation Golf Day and Peterhouse Sport Club Golf Day, the business has supported community projects and raised funds for organisations like KidzCan.
  • Nutrimaster was the primary sponsor of the annual Huntin, Shootin, Fishin Competition for 2023 – a festive weekend, held at Troutbeck Hotel in the Eastern Highlands encompassing three sporting disciplines, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and equestrian eventing. This event is largely populated by our customer base.
  • Nutrimaster has undertaken a sponsorship at Royal Harare Golf Club which will use this donation to upkeep the fairways and greens at the club, a platform to showcase the quality and effectiveness of its fertilisers and agro chemicals.

Educational Field Work

Nutrimaster is committed to educating farmers to grow crops efficiently and economically while optimising their yields. The business has done this through its presence at the following events and functions:

  • Nutrimaster’s agronomists supported the retail distributors with technical information through various engagements such as store openings & promotions.
  • Participating in the ART (Agricultural Research Trust) farm, for the second time allowed the business to reach over 200 farmers who attended this event.
  • Nutrimaster also exhibited at the Seedco Annual Vegetable Field Day at Stapleford.
  • Nutrimaster attended small-scale farmer field days where the Company was able to perform a live demonstration of Optichem’s Ngwena yedura plus protectant.
  • During this year, the Nutrimaster and Optichem teams participated in numerous field days and agricultural shows. The highlight was exhibiting at the annual ADMA Agricultural Show, the largest commercial agricultural show in Zimbabwe. Here, the Company showcased its brands and introduced new technologies to farmers while strengthening its relationships and trusted solutions within the Zimbabwean farming community. Nutrimaster also co-exhibited with Agricair to offer efficient means of applying Nutrimaster fertilisers and Optichem agrochemicals by air with respect to both speed and cost of application for large operations. 1 000 visitors passed through the Nutrimaster Exhibition stand.
  • Additionally, Nutrimaster had exhibition stands at regional agricultural shows in Chinhoyi, Marondera, Bindura as well as the Harare Agricultural show.

The agriculture sector in Zimbabwe continues to face challenges such as climate change, fluctuating commodity prices, and limited access to finance. However, these challenges also present opportunities for Nutrimaster to provide innovative solutions and support to farmers.

  • Nutrimaster aims to strengthen its market position by expanding its distribution network and increasing brand awareness.
  • Nutrimaster will continue to invest in research and development to develop cutting-edge products that address the specific needs of Zimbabwean farmers.
  • The business remains committed to its CSR initiatives and will actively seek opportunities to support and uplift the communities it operates in.
  • Nutrimaster has achieved significant milestones in the past financial year, including increased production, expanded distribution, and strong financial performance. The Company remains dedicated to providing high-quality fertiliser solutions and specialised chemical products to Zimbabwean farmers. With its commitment to research and development, customer satisfaction, and corporate social responsibility, Nutrimaster is well-positioned for continued growth and success in the future.

Our People

  • Nutrimaster is committed to empowering women and being an equal-opportunity employer, with a total of 83 employees, 13% are women, an increase from 3.5% from the previous year.
  • Furthermore, three members of the accounts team obtained their ACCA qualifications, and two employees completed the industry CropLife accreditation course.
Panashe Mugabe - Lab Technician
Panashe Mugabe - Lab Technician