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Russia-Ukraine War: Local Millers Search For Alternative Wheat Sources

Russia-Ukraine War: Local Millers Search For Alternative Wheat Sources

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has reportedly secured alternative wheat sources following supply chain disruptions in Eastern Europe caused by the ongoing war involving the world’s biggest producers, Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine and Russia supply 30% of wheat and 20% of maize to global markets, according to the World Food Programme.

According to GMAZ, almost 60% of wheat consumed in Zimbabwe comes from Russia and Ukraine.

GMAZ chairman Tafadzwa Musarara told The Standard that his organisation plans to import 180 000 tonnes of wheat to meet local demand from now until the next wheat harvest. He said:

We have been following the geopolitics in the Balkan area and the Russian/Ukraine war did not come as a surprise.

As a forward-looking organisation, we had secured other sources, notwithstanding the fact that the two countries which are at war are ranked number one (Russia) and number five (Ukraine) on the world wheat exporters and producers.

We are planning to have close to 180 000 tonnes of wheat imports that should see us between now and the next harvest. This is not only a Zimbabwean situation. It is a global crisis.

Musarara said GMAZ is in discussions with several suppliers from other countries to supply them with wheat.

He, however, did not disclose the potential suppliers.

More: The Standard


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21 Comments

nzunzu 1 month ago

hie guys ichiri kupisa here Ku Ukraine 😭


Da Truth 1 month ago

The land story is funniest thing I've ever seen 😂🇿🇼. Takati murungu akaipa saka panoda kuti titore kinda tikatora .20 tatora tiriku importer chibage , cooking oil, wheat andany more raw materials which were farmed locally.Tonotarisa who benefited from these land graves top ministers ,Pastors, Senior gvt official, foreigners with connection and high ranking civil servants.These dudes have zero farming experience,They benefited from gvt fuel which is given to Farmers and agric inputs and implements.Hatinakusiya ma gero friends edu .Not ma hero edu.Economy and circus are never the same.In economic development u have to do the right thing or boom u die . Economical death this is were Zim is . It's dying a slow but sure death.Go into any town you will see a lot of people holding brand new notes where are these people getting this money from .Who gives them this notes bcz in Banks there's no money.The economy is bleeding .Who is funding these cartels?W ho is Tagwirei in Zimbabwe the untouchable boss ?He seems to be unreachable by the law he is on top.Who is Chivhayo ?Zim we are going to have the 100 denomination soon watch how the rate shoots up why continue to print money when you know what happens 😁😁. Maybe we need some to pay the chimbwidos Zim politics always pulling out funny games.


kurima inyore 1 month ago

ko rimaika hanty ndimi makatora minda here asi makanganwa ,kurima inyore.
Skope aziko but loo mhlabakatina


charu 1 month ago

let office workers be playing with printers, farmers do farm work .zvekuda kwose zvinouraya varipasi


charlie charlie charlie 1 month ago

we have good soil..hard workforce..i wonder whats missing..at least we should be able to farm wheat enough for local consumption if not with excess for export


Machiavelli 1 month ago

LEADERSHIP is what's missing

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Chen 1 month ago

Same way you robbed pensioners their pension money. Kumuka mongoti madhongi nemombe mutengo mumwechete. Look now 1 (One) USA Dollar US$1 is now equivalent to $300 rtgs. Greedy people in charge who wanted to reap from the poor. 30 years of hard work and discipline yonzi yaUS$2000-00 us instead of US$20000-00 which was it's initial value.


Chen 1 month ago

Call the white guys offer them half of the land that you take over including their houses and see if we will struggle to get wheat or maize again. Land reform was a good idea but the way it was executed ,it was just a greedy mind wanting to take house and fixed assets at zero cost.


jinx 1 month ago

anzi ayibike chinga kana ichiita mabuns bikayi zvee iwawo pane kuswero tinyepera


Mangethe 1 month ago

This is fake Jinx.It is clear that it's not him ,the Real Jinx isn't Dull poi

Jinx 1 month ago

Kana kubika chimubhakiwa me frawa yemusangano mukuru kuru we Zanu pf

🥸 1 month ago

Saka vanhu vese vakatora minda varikutadza kurima wheat nhai🌾


Cde Mzvinavhu (Prof) 1 month ago

Vamwe hatirime wheat. We choose the most profitable crops. Kkkkkki

jinx 1 month ago

koyedu yatorima inomboiswa kupi nani sei.various vangani


000*** 1 month ago

yedu haiite kubika chingwa iri yega inoda ku mixiwa ne neino importwa

Anonymous 1 month ago

zvima star (****) zvinoreveyi


. 1 month ago

panenge panyorwa zvinonyadzisa kana kutuka saka pindula yakaisa an auto-hiding of those words before they reach the public.

w 1 month ago

to my view is now on strong help


Jinx 1 month ago

Saka masese achanetsa kuwanikwa😱 tokwara ne skindo Gore rino


🤨🤨 1 month ago

*****

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Matumbu achaita se ane **** gore rino


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