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Zimbabwe Is Food Secure, Says Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe Is Food Secure, Says Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe’s food security is guaranteed despite the grain harvest falling to 1.8 million tonnes in the 2021/22 summer season.

Writing in his column for The Sunday Mail, President Mnangagwa said the country is set to hold more than 100 000 tonnes of grain carried over from last season’s harvest. He said:

The just-ended 2021-22 season has not been that good. It was slow to start and characterised by poor and erratic rains.

As if that was not bad enough, the country was hit by a severe early-to-mid-season drought which subjected most crops to severe moisture stress.

As I indicated, five provinces (Manicaland, Masvingo, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South) were hit hardest and could not recover.

Because of that, our harvest has come down to 1.8 million tonnes, 400 000 tonnes short of our yearly national requirement of 2.2 million tonnes.

Thankfully, our Strategic Grain Reserves, SGR, hold 500 000 tonnes from the 2020-21 season.

That means we exceed our yearly national grain needs by some 100 000 tonnes, which we expect to remain in SGR until the next harvest.

We thus are food secure.

More: The Sunday Mail

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12 Comments

Tk 1 month ago

Haya zim inonakidza xua pachafiwa nenzara gore rino batai mashoko angu


Tio4 1 month ago

If we are food secure , why are we importing grain then? Times are tough but we are using the little forex to import grain which we have in surplus , someone is lying here and we know who.


Blue 💙 1 month ago

The comments below are so negative. Why? Are you all like masochist and sadists. You're food secure. Why can't you believe that, mukuda kungoita nzara chete. The negativity, gosh, poison ivy.


Mdara Odza 1 month ago

Use your common sense for a little; if we are food secure, then how come we are importing food from Zambia and Malawi.

Hameno 1 month ago

Kana June nzara line nzara mkru ko svinzvah here muZimbabwe handiti vanhu kubuda muno kunodyiwa nemakarwe inyaya yekutiza nzara

Zulu 1 month ago

Mugabe could use intelligent when he lies but this one mamwe manyepo acho mwana ariku primary school anotoonawo kuti President hapana hapana


Swagger 1 month ago

YOU ARE LYING Mr. President


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Zim 1 month ago

Ok


Black African 1 month ago

Vanhu vachafa nezhara Gore rino zvose zvose mongokumbira


Black African 1 month ago

I don't think if Ed is a real Zimbabwe,how you lead a country when you barred other advisors their advices xaa



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