Agro Poly Tech Vision: The lead Agent of Food and Nutrition Security Drive in the SADC Region.. Agro Poly Tech Mission: Food and Nutrition production, technology development and training . Agro Poly Tech objectives a). long term training in agriculture education with production b). Showcasing best practices, c). Specialized production, value addition and marketing d). Rapid skilling and retooling . Project Description: Various agricultural enterprises are assembled as an ecology of businesses, for showcasing the interrelationship of agro enterprise development and management. Agro Poly Tech Principles *We are open to learning from best practices * We serve with an attitude of seeking continual improvement of delivery of goods and services. Agro Poly starts function at the level of specialized agricultural commodity production, value addition and marketing and then followed by skills transfer, with the focus on rapid skilling and retooling 11.2. Agro Poly Tech : Project Description -Agriculture Education with Production Various agricultural enterprises are assembled as an ecology of businesses, for showcasing the interrelationship of agro enterprise development and management. PAEP starts function at the level of specialized agricultural enterprises for practical demonstrations and then followed by Agricultural Skills Training Centre, with the focus on rapid skilling and retooling. The Agricultural Skills Training Centre, will then grow into the full Poly Technic of Agriculture Education with Production with focus on short and long term training and mentoring, specialized production, value addition, cluster formations and marketing. Problem Statement : Poly Technic of Commercial Agriculture : Aspiring and practising farmers have limited application of knowledge in agriculture development, food and nutrition production, value addition and marketing The results are: i). No effective capacity building for aspiring and practising farmers; ii). No continuity in sustainable production of the quality and quantity of produce and products as demanded by the market; iii) . Food and nutrition insecurity. v). Soaring unemployment and limited contribution to growing the Agro industry . Solution Statement: • Sustainable production of the quality and quantity of produce and products. • Rapid skilling and retooling. Problem Statement of Poly Technic of Agriculture Education with Production Conventional institutions of learning, graduate learners in different agricultural fields of study, without the balance of theory, practice and business. The result is a mismatch between curriculum content of institutions of learning and the needs of various industries. Training in theory without application creates longest separation between training institutions and their industries. Training in theory with practice, and without business remains a frustration to the industry and graduates. In conventional training, a Bachelor of Engineering graduate for example, has no idea of the business of the engineering. This renders the Certificate of very little help in the engineering industry. solution statement Training in the balance of knowledge and skills for production. Agro Poly Tech Rationalization: Given the high labour intensive nature of agriculture, and its elastic chain of value addition, the Agro Poly Tech can promote enrolment of large numbers of graduates and drop outs from Basic to Tertiary education.