In the past, Zimbabwe had relatively advanced social infrastructure and was an agricultural country to the extent that it was known as the bread basket of Africa. Moreover, the country is blessed with ample mineral resources such as gold, platinum and chromite, and the manufacturing and the mineral industry developed in a balanced manner. Since 2000, however, the situation has fallen into extreme political and economic instability due to factors such as disorder that accompanied land reform and weak governance. JICA focuses on humanitarian aid until 2013. As consequence of 2013 presidential election, JICA's support to Zimbabwe is considered to expand its support gradually.