Joseph Mtakwese Made
Zimbabwe

Joseph Mtakwese Made

Minister of Agriculture

Date of Birth: 21/11/1954

Biography: Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, 2000-07; Minister of Agriculture Mechanizaton; Minister of Agriculture, 2009 to date

Commentary:  Joseph made his entrance into the cabinet as Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement in 2000 - a highly sensitive post at the time. He headed the Agricultural Development Authority and knew  the land issue well as one of ADA's main responsibilities was training farmers and implementing rural development programmes. He was involved in the negotiations for the 1998 agreement on land redistribution. Unkind colleagues suggest that Made's lack of critical faculties made him the perfect choice to implement ZANU-PF's land resettlement programme.

As Minister of Agriculture he has not had an easy time. In February of 2010, faced with another poor harvest, he complained that it is the fault of sanctions that new farmers have not got the capital to farm properly.


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Vol 55 N0 12

ZIMBABWE

The lesser weevils

The image had a certain topicality as the media had recently fingered the Minister of Agriculture, Joseph Made, for forcing the cash-strapped Grain Marketing Board to pay top whack for his weevil-invested maize delivery...

Vol 54 N0 19

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Mugabe shuffles the pack, again

Joseph Made, the veteran Agriculture Minister and foe of the commercial farmers, keeps his portfolio and is set to preside over yet another season of food shortages, although his new deputy, Paddy Zhanda, has business experience and may moderate some of Made's wilder schemes...

Vol 51 N0 25

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The wiles of a crocodile, the memory of an elephant

With the exception of Didymus Mutasa, ZANU-PF’s pontifex maximus, the entire regional hierarchy was swept out of Parliament, with Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Agriculture Minister Joseph Made securing their berths only by presidential appointment...

Vol 51 N0 3

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Economic clouds, platinum lining

Faced with another poor harvest, Agriculture Minister Joseph Made complains that it is the fault of sanctions that new farmers have not got the capital to farm properly...

Vol 50 N0 4

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A mixture, not a coalition

Supporters of Mnangagwa, newly appointed Minister of Defence, make up almost half of Mugabe's cabinet appointments: Joseph Made (Agriculture), Ignatious Chombo (Local Government), Lt...

Vol 49 N0 8

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Tsvangirai's transient victory

Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa, the party's chief negotiator, was beaten; so were Women's League leader Oppah Muchinguri; Water Minister Munacho Mutezo; longest-serving ZANU-PF Politburo member Kumbirai Kangai; War Veterans' leader Joseph Chinotimba; Transport Minister Christopher Mushowe; and Agricultural Mechanisation Minister Joseph Made...

Vol 48 N0 18

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Mugabe's people in the provinces

He also counts on Joseph Made and Patrick Chinamasa...

Manicaland: Didymus Mutasa, Patrick Chinamasa, Simba Makoni, Kumbirai Kangai, Munacho Mutezo, Joseph Made, Mike Nyambuya, Chris Mushowe, Victoria Chitepo, Morton Malianga, Muchinguri...

Vol 47 N0 23

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Surreal succession

His support for Manicaland's Simba Makoni has not yet convinced local heavyweights, who include Didymus Mutasa, Secretary for Administration and Minister of Security and Lands; Patrick Chinamasa, Justice Minister, needed by any successor for his legal drafting skills; the mercurial Kumbirai Kangai; Water Minister Munacho Mutezo; Agriculture Minister Joseph Made; provincial Governor Mike Nyambuya; Transport Minister Chris Mushowe; and Women's League leader Oppah Muchinguri...

Vol 45 N0 23

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Gunning for Number 2

' Moyo is one of the group of Young Turks that includes Attorney General Patrick Chinamasa and Agriculture Minister Joseph Made, all of them doggedly loyal to Mugabe and urging him to stay the course of his current presidential term until 2008 and beyond...

Vol 45 N0 21

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Tsvangirai half free

The ruling party's main factions, developed as the succession race heats up, are fundamentally at odds: The Young Turks include Information Minister Jonathan Moyo, Agriculture Minister Joseph Made and Chinamasa...

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