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GMB Announces Pre-planting Producer Prices

GMB Announces Pre-planting Producer Prices

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) on Tuesday announced the pre-planting producer prices for major crops.

The pre-planting producer prices will be effective from 1 April next year, GMB Chief Executive Officer Rockie Mutenha said.

The setting of pre-planting producer prices is meant to incentivise and guide farmers on which crops to plant during the summer cropping season and will be reviewed whenever there is a need to do so during the course of the selling season. Said Mutenha:

The provider prices are as follows per metric tonne: maize ZWL$58 553,25; traditional grains ZWL$70 263,90; soya bean ZWL$125 530,17; sunflower ZWL$150 636,20.

Mutenha said over 90 per cent of inputs under Pfumvudza/ Intwasa and the Presidential Input Scheme have been distributed throughout the country.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) forecasted normal to above normal rainfall for the 2021/22 season but to date, rainfall has been erratic in most parts of the country leaving farmers worried for the crops.

More: ZBC News


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9 Comments

Master Farmers 4 months ago

We need US dollar prices


Lupin 4 months ago

This is madness,by the time crops are harvest the price will be chicken change.How do you come up with prices 5 months before harvesting in an inflationary environment


Mr ndhlumbi 4 months ago

These thives shld just peg their prices in USD then vozongobhadhara equivalent yeRTGS.


Kanda 4 months ago

Avanotengesa nawo chavanozotora paGMB kuZambia

Skhumba 4 months ago

Metric tonne is how many 50kg bags?


Mr ndhlumbi 4 months ago

20 bags to make 1000kgz wangu

Kanda 4 months ago

By April next year that amount of money will be peanuts zvamongoziva paChiredzi USD$1:ZWD250 what more patobata April


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Mudhumeni 4 months ago

What rate do I use to convert these prices to US$? Kana kuti nemaUSA, maRand kana maPula imariyi? (The way tollgate charges were tabled). Mwaka wa 2021/2022 ndinoda kurima zviri normal to above normal, using my normal to below normal inputs.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

ALTHOUGH THESE PRICES ARE NOT ENOUGH, AT LEAST THEY ENCOURAGE FARMERS TO GROW MORE.

THEY HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AT THE RIGHT TIME TOO. THERE ARE THOSE FARMERS WHOSE TOBACCO WAS SCORCHED BY THE SUN, THEY CAN HAPPILY SWITCH OVER TO MAIZE OR SUNFLOWERS.

WITH ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT HAS FORECASTED THE RAINFALL PATTERN TO BE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL.

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