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Zimbabwe Importing 400 000 Metric Tonnes Of Maize From Neighbouring Zambia, Malawi

Zimbabwe Importing 400 000 Metric Tonnes Of Maize From Neighbouring Zambia, Malawi

Zimbabwe will import 400 000 tonnes of white maize from neighbouring Zambia and Malawi, the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) said, as the country faces a reduced harvest this year blamed on erratic rains.

Zimbabwe has faced food insecurity since the turn of the century when it seized white-owned farms. The country has also endured frequent droughts over the years, with conditions expected to worsen as temperatures rise due to climate change.

The government has forecast maize production for the 2021/22 season at 1.56 million tonnes, down from the previous season’s multi-year record of 2.72 million tonnes.

Zimbabwe requires 2.2 million tonnes annually for human and livestock consumption and the government has encouraged private millers and producers of livestock feed to import some grain to plug the deficit.

In a recent statement, GMAZ chairman Tafadzwa Musarara said:

I am pleased to inform the nation that GMAZ has secured 400,000 metric tonnes of white maize from Malawi and Zambia.

He said Zimbabwe expects to start receiving the maize from the end of June.

ZimLive reports that Zimbabwe’s millers have been increasing prices, citing higher import and production costs. The government responded by allowing citizens to import maize meal and other food items duty-free.

Zimbabwe used to be the breadbasket of the Southern African region. Some of the farmers in Zambia left Zimbabwe during the chaotic fast track land reform programme at the turn of the millennium.

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Zim 1 4 weeks ago

I still remember ED donate maize to
mozambique anofarisa mkomana uyu

Asalif 1 month ago

we gave you sugar cane plots down in Lowveld which had ready to harvest crop and you took the money to night clubs and hotels , come planting season the farmers have no dime , now you are doing horticulture on a sugar cane plot so why did you leave your farm in Mashonaland coming to Masvingo to farm cabbages isu tichida sugar cane on the plot we gave you 😂😂😂😂

Mujibha 1 month ago

Divide and rule and its impact on Africans.

When there is drought the Africans blame each other.
Africans don't want to embrace low capital projects(starting small empoweing yourself) like command agriculture which have given bumber harvest until they buy enough pumps, tanks, tractors and pipes.
Whenever I am failing in life I think of a white man.
I need a slave master to work otherwise i sleep and complain.
Africans lose identity don't even know their roots and history yet you are taught about David Livingstone and Christopher Columbus.
Africans sell out just to get a salary from British.
You can't even pray for the rains. Our ancestors used to pray and got instant answer.
Africans lack ubuntu values.

Let me warn you African brothers those who are working in the maize farm of a white man in South Africa are just slaves. They come home with nothing. They cant even build a house after 10 years working.
You have land. Use it wisely. Plant soya beans, sunflower, tobacco and you will be rich. You will be able to buy your own solar pump and start overhead and drip irrigation. You will never starve unless you just sit in the town waiting for muzungu to return.

Zuze 1 month ago

Mujibha tiri kuzviona kuti wakateya mari dzema O-vet dzakataurwa idzi. Wakanganwa zvakaitika nema50kg handiti?

Hezvo tiri pano

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

@Mujibha you are living in the past. History will not put bread on the table. Even vakarwa hondo yacho vaakutochema nezviri kuitika

Mujibha 1 month ago

@gvt the issue we have in this country is deeper than you think. Its not just about international western relations. Our former colonisers are bitter. They want you to depend on them and work for them. Let me call it neo-slavery. Its designed to make sure you are never independent and pushes for white supremacy. I made reference about the farm workers in SA and their work condition giving cheap labour is that the setup you want. Mujibas were the 'Moses' of our time who liberated you from bondage now you complain and you want to go back to work for Pharoah. Yes we need good relationship with other country but we must be nationalists and not just claim that we can't manage our own farms without the whiteman. My question to you is what is stopping you from doing farming is it lack of education or capital. Think of that and produce soya bean and sunflower and you never lack cooking oil in your house. I also advice to avoid western propaganda from puppets and biased history designed to portray you as monkeys or primitive. Africa had its own civilization and if you find proper books you will get the right wisdom.

GVT 1 month ago

Economy of a sovereign state has to do with relationship with other countries. His Excellence and his powerful delegation were denied permission to sell ivory at international market. You may plant tobacco only because you don't know how much those poor people are getting after toiling for the whole year. And you try cotton; cotton company has monopolised the buy of cotton yet it's not paying anything to anyone.

COUNTRIES AROUND US DONT ACCEPT OUR LOCAL CURRENCY. The "I don't care attitude" doesn't pay at all.


Da Truth 1 month ago

Worova ma nextdoor wopisa imba yavo wouraya. Wopedza 2yrs woenda ikoko munotsvaga chikafu iwe wakatora munda wavo uchiti upfumi hurimuvhu ,,,Nabhoti verengai bhaibheri inyaya yema blessings kwete kuurayira munhu ivhu nderamwari .Mapenzi ndo anofema nesure sechitiyo🇿🇼🆘🙈🐤asi kana mazogara mujibha anorwara kotaurwa zvechibagwe iye oti slavery haaaa blue anopenga Nani uyu uuuu ane birth certificate here kana chitupa uyu .Anotoda gonyeti remapiritsi Ari ega uyu ma 1.Cretically I'll .

ABSA 1 month ago

It pains me kuti murikutenga chibage kuZambia kumurungu wamakadzinga muno airima ku Banket It doesn't make sense

ABSA 1 month ago

chibage che campaign

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Yaaas, nhasi ndazonyatsozviona kuti POVO yaramba zvemadhisinyongoro. Comments section yePindula nhasi makeke

Vane nzeve ngavanzwe.

Asalif 1 month ago

@ mujibha it seems you are not understanding what these ladies and gentlemen are telling you , they are saying makadzidza theory practically dololo hapana zvozikanwa

Indica 1 month ago

What do you expect when we use archiac ancient farming methods touted as technology under command agriculture

Crocodile 1 month ago

@mujibha. Hapana zvinozikamwa ndokusaka wanga uchingori mujibha chati ngaite chii muzimbabwe chatinogona pasina varungu chedu kugona Kuba chete

open your eyes 1 month ago

mujibha you are a **** follow the chain of events in our recent history we are to blame for our down fall Zambia e.g took our whites (as you label them ) look how well they are doing today yet u want to talk about a bar you could not go to bet you seen it in a movie 18 century American a white man was not born with you how can you ask how U SEEN a white man work u think they achieved all this with out hard work commitments ****ediot they are in space while you think they are waiting for you to sow a field you want to steal because it is functional when you get it the only thing you will do is cut all the trees for fire wood and be proud to say I have a farm wake up you **** excuse of a human ..

Musoja 1 month ago

Varungu vakazvarwa nokugona kwavo ngavadzoke titangire ipapo vaneruzivo ava nhasi mavakudao chibage chavo kuzambia fut benzi Zimbabwe

Bright 1 month ago

Kkkkkkkk mnehasha ummm

Da Truth 1 month ago

Handiti makaita landgrab kkkkkkk mochidii chibage chekunze motevera varungu Vaya vamakadzinga vakainda Zambia moti Toda chibage kkkkkk mapenzi fools .

Mmmm 1 month ago

Mujibha's verbal diarrhea is caused by low intelligence. He is too stu_pid to be embarrassed.

GVT 1 month ago

Importing maize from Malawi! Chinekewooooooo! That's gross amount of failure at its best level.

Machiavelli 1 month ago

I wish I had sufficient words to describe mujibha.
But like I have said in the past, Never argue with a F.OO.L, they bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

??? 1 month ago

Words of wisdom

Jonah chibadura 1 month ago

Anyone who believe we need a white farmer to succeed in farming is basically naive, ****, low self esteem, uneducated, unpatriotic.

The problem lies with zanu pf.... If can not gv a farm to someone asina kana knowledge about farming and no plan obva wamuudza kut take this farm now feed the nation. Kana ndimiwo. A white farmer is basically a good manager. Not a good worker. Give a farm to a good manager.

If we lack good managers, the blame is no GVNT, for 40years of schooling Zimbabwean it produces zero good managers?


Jonah chibadura 1 month ago

@stalin, thts not true. You only think that. And you believing it is the evidence to prove tht our education system has done nothing for 42years

STALIN 1 month ago

Zvakasikwa zvakadaro bhuti murungu chirungu

Machiavelli 1 month ago

If we can't blame the government, then who? Who has been in charge of the educational system in Zimbabwe for the last 42 years?

putin 1 month ago

aizveeeeee not exporting

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

When we had a bumper harvest you said you wont export maize to avoid what you doing now.
That's why people no longer listen to what you say coz you dont practice it 😀

Tio4 1 month ago

A good example of what failure is is this scenario we are having. How can Zim import maize from Malawi and Zambia really!!!!!!.after doing farm mechanisation and later command agriculture after spending billions of dollars and still someone says we are going to import maize , saka zviripachena kuti mari yakabiwa for all to see, coz if those monies were directed to what was required we will not be importing in fact we will be exporting. Shame on this country its being plundered left, right and center.

Ghetto Yut 1 month ago

from being the bread basket of Africa to become a basket case😕😥😥

Vladimir Putin 1 month ago

They are using the US dollar only to purchase the maize that they can't allocate enough foreign currency in a country called Zimbabwe

ZimCitizen 1 month ago

Why not just import the white farmers whom we chased away to do proper farming.

BOSS VEDAH 1 month ago

@mujibha tinyararire apo. You seem to be lost in the debate. Ukutaura zveSlavery apa we r toking abt Zimbabwean gvt failing to meet the number of metric tonnes for the nations which it blames on erratic rains rather that its poor policies in Agric. Slavery time yakatodarika anti minda takatora bt prdction dhololo & surplus yazuro uno yaibiwa ichi xportwa tisinga zivi kuti mangwana tichada chibage.

Mujibha 1 month ago

Last week I talked about post-slavery syndrome. This is man(negro) is a good example. Have you ever seen a white man work? He just use your hard labour.

Asalif 1 month ago

it's barely a week GMB said it had enough stocks of grain until next harvesting season it's so funny in a couple of days they forgot what they said

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Not really surprising.
These guys are allergic to the truth

??? 1 month ago


Machiavelli 1 month ago

So much for the much-touted Successful Land Reform programme

Dira rizare sahwira 🍻🍺🍺🍺

Da Truth 1 month ago

Kana mazo gara moti uudza chokwadi nekuti hamudi kutiudza chokwadi . Zanupf iiiiiii ndimi murikuronga wani .Itai tiwone zvibatane Gore tinouya munofenda chete .Kana mukarambira solution iripo Kare this time huuuuuuu ndopika na the late Fortune Mparutsa ,,,, inzwaaa kana matombo *4 ndinokanda .

Mujibha 1 month ago

@Dhuterere i was old enough to see the whites living in luxury. The apartheid. Those days there were places you could not drink or visit as a black man you would be chased away. Those racists used our grandfathers as farm slaves then chase them away without pension when they got old.

Dhuterere 1 month ago

waive nemakore mangani ekuberekwa nhai @ mujibha

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Do you ZANU and Zanoids ever run out of excu?

Nyaraiwo please

Mujibha 1 month ago

Nothing new even 1992 we had drought. Also before elections this usually happen. Your ancestors are angry since you sell out to British who killed them.

Mutoriro Movement 1 month ago

2020 to 2021 season the country had a bumper harvest but Gmb sold all e maize to DRC and other countries, now we are about to import the same product.

ZANU PF 1 month ago

So what, you are very dull, you think like a street kid

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