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USAID Says High Prices Of Inputs Will Affect Zimbabwean Farmers In 2022/23 Season

USAID Says High Prices Of Inputs Will Affect Zimbabwean Farmers In 2022/23 Season

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says the current 2022/23 agricultural season will see farmers face difficulties in accessing crop inputs owing to higher-than-average prices.

Inflation has remained in triple digits since May and this would hurt farmers, NewsDay reported citing USAID’s latest food security outlook released by the food security department the – Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). FEWS NET said: 

Throughout the main 2022/23 agricultural season, access to crop inputs is expected to be significantly below normal, due to above-average prices in both USD [United States dollar] and ZWL [Zimdollar]. Most smallholder households are expected to depend on government crop input assistance, given their inability to purchase inputs on the markets.

As has been the case over the last few years, shortages of some fertilisers are likely and the demand for top-dressing fertiliser is expected to be higher than normal given above-average rainfall forecasts across the country and anticipated high levels of leaching. Despite input access challenges, green harvests and consumption are expected at near-normal levels in early 2023 and the main harvest is also likely to be near-average from April/May.

The annual inflation rate fell to 255% in November, down from 268.8% in October, and 280.4% in September.

FEWS NET said the government aimed to distribute crop inputs to about 19 000 households for the 2022/23 cropping season in the district, up from 14 000 last year, though it may be inadequate.

FEWS NET said grain deliveries to the Grain Marketing Board have been significantly lower than normal this year, a result of below-normal harvests.

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18 Comments

Tang ku 1 month ago

I want to urge this USAID institution not to persist on feeding ordinary valunerable Zimbabweans but rather pressurise the UN to supervise the general elections to be hold peacefully and declare the winner such to silence contradiction Wich is causing Zimbabwe to remain an isolated country due to election manipulation by this old ,rot and stinking zanupf mafias


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@Tang ku, kutaura kwemunhu akazvimbirwa uku, vamwe varikufa nenzara kunze uko iwe ndopaukutaura zvekuti USAID ngaimire kupa vanhu chikafu. Usaite hutsinye hwakadaro soo

Vesto 1 month ago

@Chimodho, it's gratifying to hear a ZANOID like you admitting that kune vanhu vari kufa nenzara.

Nzara iyoyo is not caused by US AID, but by ZANU.

Ndatenda hangu

hasha dzako Gummidge 1 month ago

Tang Ku mwana wenyoka anongoda kufa kwevanhu achiita hwenyoka kufamba ne****u neku****a

1 month ago

bag refetorezaa $60 torimaaa nepai

Tang ku 1 month ago

I'm not saying ngavamire kubatsira but ndirikuti the cause is zanupf iriku voileta kodzero dzevanhu through denying us a conducive environment tinoda kuzvishandira tega but zanupf is compromise


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Zanu pf is not the problem in this country but your mindset that is perpetually in blame shifting mode.Some citizens have been flourishing in this nation and they are not even affiliated to Zanu pf

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Prove kuti Zanu inobirira and violates kwete kungo ukura

Gaffer 1 month ago

Nhai pane akamboita apply basa which is advertised on pindula akariwana here. Are they genuine?


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

well it depends in whether your skills are in demand and also the availability y a market for that particular set of skills and competencies.

1 month ago

kana usina mari basa hauriwane mukore uno.

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1 month ago

My salary can do only buy 2 bags of urea 😭😭😭😭


n 1 month ago

but u are driving,having extra rialto affairs,kids in good schools that's Grace

Nzara 1 month ago

Bwanu Bwanu zvinhu zvakangooma munyika akaona anoti zviri I mbavha taneta neni mabwanu


Chinese zodiac 1 month ago

@worzell Gummidge now wakutaura semunhu mukuru manjewakuxiva zvawakutaura kuva muzanu kana kuva mutripple c hazviite kuti mhuri idye asi kushanda kuzvishandira nemaoko ako ndokunoubza budiriro ,zvemapoliticians izvi ngatisiyanei nazvi ivo vakutoita pavo vachitogutsa mhuri dzavo isu hatizi mapoliticians tiri macivillians toitawo zvatogona maprojects,hu enterprenuer kana kuhustler tikadaro mhuri yaguta.koti @Gaffer mabasa epa pindula anowanika asi zvenge zvakuenderana nefield yako kuti yakawandirwa sei zvakafanana nebasa rechidriver kana nurse rakawandirwa hauriwane zvekudaro zvasiyana nema engineer, maceo nevamwe vekumberi ikok kana uri driver ummm pane nyaya


farmer 1 month ago

skillful kungocherera ma small scale farmers zvibhorani bedzi nekuvaiisira ma solar pumbs tatova ne food security as a nation


farmerlhte 1 month ago

farmers h need financial literature mar mhnodzhibata after tobacco season ehg 130 hkTHg u can have a solar system which do everything but mowana 5hks hsd Monday mazaland motena chicombhi chahkafa Monday kumhsha 3 months chapamatombo hktenga scrap hkharare h need to prioritize how things bh can per day hahshshi 10usd than Keena altezza hyahkra

Dofo 1 month ago

Mukaisirwa ma solar pumps anoswera abiwa bevafana veguka



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