Zim to import 700 000t of maize to avert hunger

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HARARE — Zimbabwe is expect to import 700 000 tonnes of maize to avert food shortages after a poor 2014-15 agricultural season.
According to the latest crop assessment report released by government, the country’s maize harvest dropped by 49% as compared to last year, leaving a huge gap that needs to be filled by imports.

The erratic rains experienced this year affected most provinces with only Mashonaland West and Central having surplus maize, the country’s staple food.

The national consumer figure is estimated to be 1,4 million tonnes.
— Agencies

6 COMMENTS

  1. Yet Zambia using the former white Zim farmers has a record bumper harvest of 1million tonnes.
    The old man shud go.
    He wants to call it sanctions but we call it maladministration.

  2. Dry spell in Zimbabwe and bumper harvest in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique!! Well done Josefa Made and Ministry with the many years of mechanising agriculture in Zimbabwe

  3. Are these import calculations/permutations man-made by MADE PhD. (mechanised failed agriculture)

  4. yr report is too short apa zhara yacho vadhara….hapana wamakwanisa kubvunza here kuvakuru varikufungei nezvesadza, zvangofanana nekungomuka ndoverenga patoholes arikuroad mangu ndopostewo pasina any confirmation from kanzuru kuti vanofungei nezvazvo. zhara ichavako zvekusudza vanhu

  5. 1.5 million tons can be produced only by the 300,000 A2 farmers harvesting a minimum of 5 tones per hectare from their 6 hectare farms? Does Made know this? RGM thinks they are too big?

    The main question here is where do we get the money to import the maize?

  6. Is this news at all. This is a yearly thing. We have been importing maize for many years now. For many years we have never been able to feed ourselves from our harvest. So no big deal at all. Aluta Continua!

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