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Govt Introduces Grain Swap Programme

Govt Introduces Grain Swap Programme

The Government has introduced a grain swap programme for farmers in the country’s drier regions who grow small grains that are considered more drought-tolerant compared to maize.

Under the programme, farmers who grow small grains such as sorghum, millet and rapoko can deliver their produce to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and receive maize in return.

This was revealed by the permanent secretary in the ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development John Basera during a field day in Chivi, Masvingo Province. Said Bhasera:

We are saying to our farmers in areas like Chivi where usually they receive low rains, it is time we grow traditional grains like sorghum, millet and rapoko, among others since we are going to allow them to swap with maize at the GMB.

The field day was hosted by the Chitanga couple who planted a number of crops during the 2021/22 season including nearly 2 hectares of groundnuts.

Chitanga said they have faced challenges in marketing traditional grains and legumes in previous years.

More: ZBC News


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13 Comments

1234 1 month ago

ndongodya zvandinazvo


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 1 month ago

𝗦𝘄𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀. 𝗚𝗠𝗕 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝘆


Kanda 1 month ago

these guys I think it's old age kukanganwa havanonoki tinoda machakaire mupenyu here his trucks transport maize to Zambia from GMB deports across the country munotengesa sadza revana


Kanda 1 month ago

I can't do that sorghum pay more @ delta beverages kwavakatengesa chibagwe kubikisa doro vanhu vofa nenzara kkkkkk they should have leave chibuku import it's own raw materials


Kodo 1 month ago

These crops have different prices so akomanaka varimi vanonyudzwa apa...Pay them not imposing nonsencical policies.🤔


THE STREET LAWYER 1 month ago

IN THE STREET WE CALL IT SWOP ZHET😂😂😂.
IN SHONA ITS CALLED MATENGANAGUDO
PAITIKA A COINCIDENCE OF WANTS.
WINKY AKACHINJANA BHUTSU NECHIKOCHIKARI.PHONE NEMOTIKARI.😂😂😂
BRING BACK THE MUSIC.WE NEED LARGE SCALE COMMERCIAL NOT COMMAND FARMERS..

YOURS WENYU
CDE POT HOLE
[THE STREET LAWYER]


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ngorima mushava 1 month ago

good move ,since GMB has depot's in most if not all the provinces in Zimbabwe 🇿🇼,..varimi and those with land in those arid areas should grow these small grains


Zuze 1 month ago

Back to barter trade.
What next? I would gladly barter The Old People's Home for a bag of maize any day.

Eish, varume vapererwa ava


Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

Ngapinde Hake Mukoma - paPINDULA NEWS.


Machiavelli 1 month ago

@chahototo, barter trade IS primitive. That was medium of exchange before monetesation. Just pay them in currency and they will buy what they want. Who says they just want to buy maize? Maybe they want to buy a bit of maize, some rice, some cooking oil..... So by just giving them maize for small grains, you are short changing them

chahototo 1 month ago

define primitive **** iwe

Kule 1 month ago

We are slowly going primitive. First Pfumvudza "Kurima nechibhakera", now you carry kabhaghidhi kezviyo kubva kwa Chivi uchinosunza chibage kwaMtoko. Thats the New Desperation for you, nhaka muchadya vana nezhara.

Ndini Ndadaroo 1 month ago

Ngapinde tione


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