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Investing in Zimbabwe's crocodile farms

In Zimbabwe, crocodile skin exports are worth close to $30m (£19m), as they are sent - mainly to Europe - to be crafted into handbags, boots and other accessories.

But farming crocodiles is now quite an expensive, niche business. Setting up a profitable farm can take over five years and owners must invest in specially-designed diets for the animals, in order to succeed.

The BBC's Brian Hungwe went to Zimbabwe's largest crocodile farm to find out more for Africa Business Report.

  • 31 Oct 2014