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President Mnangagwa Orders Increase Of Maize Producer Price To Motivate Farmers

President Mnangagwa Orders Increase Of Maize Producer Price To Motivate Farmers

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered an upward adjustment of the producer price of grain to motivate farmers to increase production.

In his weekly column published in the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper, Mnangagwa said the undertaking to pay 30% of early grain deliveries including maize in U.S. dollars “is not adequate” to get farmers to grow crops in the next season. Mnangagwa wrote in the Harare-based weekly newspaper:

 I am keenly aware that there have been significant price movements all around since we announced producer prices for the season,” 

These price movements were partly related to the unstable exchange rate; they have made those producer prices announced earlier on non-viable to the farmer.

Zimbabwe which requires 2.2-million tons of maize for human and livestock consumption annually is expecting 1.56-million tons this season, down from a record 2.7-million tons in the 2020-2021 planting season.

The decline is attributed to poor rainfall. 

Last week, the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) said it had purchased 400 000 tonnes of maize from Malawi and Zambia worth US$100 million.

There are reports that some farmers were selling their grain elsewhere instead of the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) prompting the Ministry of Agriculture to authorise a search and seize operation.

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26 Comments

daddyvaTylon 3 weeks ago

Maize farming is so labour intensive and generally expensive to produce when you factor in other costs.
We are at the mercy of government which fixes the seasonal price.
Hopping this time government will give the farmers a good price factoring in the inputs.

One more painful thing is asking me where am going with my maize after harvesting. When we are furying the farming inputs we are never asked where the fertilizers are coming from and going.
This time l want to go to LivDubai on vacation with my maize at the back of my vehicle and come back.
Please don't ask me about my maize🤨🤨 ...officers you have heard 🙅‍♂️


gan powder 3 weeks ago

@zelensky haufunge plus i dont think unoziva mari. maivepi vamwe vachidzidza


ZimMouth 3 weeks ago

Kumusha/Mumaraini

I bucket reChibage $5 X 60buckets(tonne)=300USA

SAKA NDINOENDESEREICHIBAGE KU GMB


zelensky 3 weeks ago

chirikudhura, bucket rechibage 2.50usd in Mashwest , 7,50 saga. 150usd tonne

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zimdollar 3 weeks ago

ndakundikana guys. zvandiremera, kana kubvunza ECD anotondishora ndakushandiswa sematissue fut


Bolsonaro 3 weeks ago

Mthuli wants said,"good money drives out bad money."


Tendai mubare 3 weeks ago

Nice to use only network blues in marondera east


aaaa 3 weeks ago

Mthuli haana chaanoziva uyu


Dab truth 3 weeks ago

Murikutunyangadza pano pa orodhi pinduraaaa puratfomu ndava nemukazi kenarari .Chibage chibage chibage kudiii shanga dzinodyiwa ne hanga .Gore tinouya nguva ino zvinhu zvichachipa chaiko CHINGWA CHICHAITA 40 CENTS YEKU AMERICA.BUSFARE HARARE MASVINGO 5 USD ,,10 KG UPFU 3 DOLLARS,, SUGAR 2 KG 1.40 DOLLARS,,2 LITRES COOKING OIL 2.50 DOLLARS ASI ZVOSE IZVI IWE BLUE ,VYBZ KARTEL HAUNGAZVIDYI NEVAMWE VAKO VAYA IZVI NDOZVAREVEWA NEMWAYA .AMEN.

Vybz Kartel 3 weeks ago

ukawana nguva ukwane

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

Aika, ko local currency yavarivkuti ishande zvaenda nekupi zvava kuti 30% payment in USDollars haikwane?

I repeat for @Blue's 💙 benefit kuti this is what is called de facto dollarisation. YUWESI riri kutonga baba. You can shout as much as you like from The top of your ZUPCO bus migweje as you like, but the US greenback is here to stay. Your toilet paper is worth zilch


Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

Oooh noo, the Zim dollar is gone!
Is it?

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

Dollarisation HAS happened. Try buying fuel with your toilet paper

Blue 💙 3 weeks ago

Full dolarization will never happen. The government is just responding to pressure. You want some US dollars? Okay, here's 30%.
It's a listening government. But that doesn't mean it will throw away it's principles just because of pressure. We really need our own currency. No need to explain on that.

ncube 3 weeks ago

muthuli kkkk makamuwanepiko munhu akadai kkkkkk hakuna vanhu vakadai


putin 3 weeks ago

motivate kkkkkkkkkkkkgive value to this product not motivation kkkkkkkk ED pfoooooooo


John chifamba 3 weeks ago

A man called Muthuli Ncube once declared that there will be no forex payments to Maize farmers. where are you now muthuli? zvino zvavari kuda full forex kuti vaunze chibage, uchavaita Seiko?


Nimrod 3 weeks ago

For the fourth time this marketing season? what confusion?!
common sense dictates that you look at how much you will pay per tonne if you import, then offer that to farmers. it will be cheaper for you because of transport savings


Zelensky 3 weeks ago

dzirikungonyara kutaura kuti GMB ngaimbovhara yozovhura Chamisa akutonga idzi


Tateguru 3 weeks ago

Yes producer prices should be revised upwards.
Also, GMB monopoly should endor let maize grain be auctioned with multiple players bidding. If GMB bids the highest then all must go to the highest bidder


Mafirakureva 3 weeks ago

Ndiyo free market system yatinoziva iyoyo. Kwetzvechibharo zvavanoda kuita izvi. Kana ma**** chaiwo anotengesa stonyeni to the highest bidder wani!

Murozvi 3 weeks ago

Inflation is going to shoot because the ediot is going to print more money. Better have a US dollar price


Vybz Kartel 3 weeks ago

Imi Ana **** chitorai nyika yacho tione munoighona here. ****

Zuze 3 weeks ago

Let's PRAY HE continues like this and losses the next election

ediot 3 weeks ago

exactly we are being led by a fool a clueless fool who is into juju


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