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Farmers Ordered To Get GMB Exemption To Consume Their Grain

Farmers Ordered To Get GMB Exemption To Consume Their Grain

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has warned farmers and producers of controlled grain such as maize, soybeans, wheat and barley that selling their produce to any buyer other than GMB is an offence.

In a statement on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, GMB chief executive officer Rockie Mutenha said all farmers or producers of controlled grains are required to deliver products to any nearest GMB depot. He said:

Farmers/producers who intend to retain a portion of the product for farm feed or another commercial usage shall apply for exemption from GMB.

No one is allowed to sell or buy maize and any controlled product other than through GMB unless one is a bona fide contractor registered with the Agricultural Marketing Authority of Zimbabwe (AMA).

Mutenha also said that all farmers, producers and contractors are required to apply for a movement permit if they want to move their grain from one area to another. Said Mutenha:

Trading in controlled products (buying or selling) without the authority of the GMB is an offence.

All stores, millers, stock feeders and any other users of controlled products are required to register with the GMB before engaging in such business.

More: The Sunday Mail

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17 Comments

Asalif 4 weeks ago

Now you need a letter to transport maize to give your mother inlaw who is facing starvation in Masvingo province since they did not have good harvest due to poor rainfall zvimwe zvinhu sooo don't know what is happening


Angry farmer 4 weeks ago

government ngairime minda yayo ingawani mapurazi vanawo


Mmmm 4 weeks ago

Do not accept this abuse of power,
vote ❎ CCC 2023.


dispenser 4 weeks ago

Machiavelli it's very disheartening .we feel for yu . Remember this regime is running around forcing farmers that they took the loot and use it for their campaigns come 2023 . They don't care yr loss .All what they want is more grain as possible inoder to donate to the rural folks on condition that they submit to giving them votes .For the operational costs which yu incurred is non of their business


Machiavelli 4 weeks ago

This is the height of folly.
1. I use my own cash (UsDollars) to buy seed, fertiliser, herbicide and labour;
2. ZANU gives farms, inputs and maize to its members and supporters (and I get nothing);
3. I harvest my maize;
4. Recipients of Presidential Inputs, Command Agriculture inputs fail to grow anything because they sell everything they get
5. Government forces me to sell to GMB; (at gunpoint);
GMB offers uneconomic prices (in other words I subsidise GMB);
6. GMB pays me after 18-24 months, in RTGS which will have lost value);
7. While GMB is yet to pay me, I have to borrow money for the next season.

In light of the above:-
1. This government dies not have my interests at heart;
2. This government is like a leach that sucks my blood,
3. I owe no allegiance to such an oppressive government;
4. Is it legal to force me to sell my labour at uneconomic prices?
5. I therefore will not grow anything that this government can appropriate;
6. Will any investor put their money in such a country?

2023 ZANU will certainly NOT get my vote


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12345 4 weeks ago

GMB yaparara, hapachina zvekambani paya, Mutenha is a failure


Tateguru 4 weeks ago

(Farmers/producers who intend to retain a portion of the product for farm feed or another commercial usage shall apply for exemption from GMB.)
Kkkkkk zvimwewo zvinozonyanya.
This is not welcome, especially on cattle fodder.


Chaminuka Amuka 4 weeks ago

PLEASE farmers, why should we allow these heartless people tremble upon us? To avoid this kind of madness and harassment, let's all stop producing maize in large number. Let's farm what is enough just for our families, lest the devilish government will keep on using us. Let's start farming other crops which we can sell on a willing buyer willing seller basis, not this bul**** gvt idea. If we farm non-cereal crops then we export them we can Mek big moneys. After all, why should we keep on producing maize which does not sell fairly in our local markets? Ini ndakatochisiya kare chibage, there are better crops with good money. Pasi nembwa idzo.


The King of Serpents 4 weeks ago

Gondo rikapotsa nhiyo rineshungu rinokumba chero nemarara. If you plant other crops, they will come for them or they will say "it is now illegal NOT to grow maize". Our current ZANU pf government is evil, vanozviita.

Chawabvunza 4 weeks ago

This is unfair to those who will have been assisted by other people to produce that produce, maize, soyabean, wheat and barley. GMB enjoys monopoly just because these produces are controlled. Last season farmers produced a lot of these products. GMB refused to pay farmers handsomely opting to pay farmers peanuts. Farmers dribbled GMB and sidemarketted their produce. They should have paid farmers good prices and stock the maize for future use. [ IYE ZVINO VAVE KUCHITSVAGA NEDEMO. ICHO HACHICHAWANIKA ]. This is poor management. Everybody knows that not all seasons are good because of change of climate. GMB must learn to maximise whenever we are blessed with a good season.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC]..


Chaminuka Amuka 4 weeks ago

PLEASE farmers, why should we allow these heartless people tremble upon us? To avoid this kind of madness and harassment, let's all stop producing maize in large number. Let's farm what is enough just for our families, let's the devilish government will keep on using us. Let's start farming other crops which we can sell on a willing buyer willing seller basis, not this bul**** gvt idea. If we farm and non-cereal crops then we export them we can Mek big moneys. After all, why should we keep on producing maize which does not sell fairly in our local markets? Ini ndakatochisiya kare chibage, there a better crops with good money. Pasi nembwa idzo.


Ndimba Ndimba 4 weeks ago

Government yapererwa,haichina chibage chekuitisa maelection campaign eZanu PF ndosaka yobatira varimi pfuti kuti tipei chibage nechisimba .Maivapa fertiliser nekuvasakurira here zbomoda chibage kwavari? Majairakucampaigner nechibage. This time hamulumi muri mbavha dzinokohwa pamusina kurima. Your ruling party is going to lose elections nazvo izvi. Mazimbavha **** dzevanhu get away !!! !! !


Zuze 4 weeks ago

Ndimba Ndimba wabaya dede nemukanwa.
Zvino vanotenga nei vhoti yegore rinouya?

Gwasela 4 weeks ago

Acquire your own farms and grow your own maize to send to GMB. Farmers had a hard time to source inputs at high prices then you expect them to sell their own maize at a loss.


4 weeks ago


Tongoonai 4 weeks ago

Hero bhora Musango kuti pfotyo


Maontso Russian 4 weeks ago

nzara yanyanya let's work together to change our living standards.



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