Zim left with 7 months supply of grain

A senior government official revealed on Friday that Zimbabwe is left with just seven month supply of grain.

Zim left with 7 months supply of grain

This follows after President Mnangagwa and Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri said that government’s command agriculture programme had left the country with a surplus over and above what it required annually.

Agriculture Secretary, Ringson Chitsiko revealed little is expected from the 2018/19 harvesting season.

Addressing stakeholders at a Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) extra ordinary meeting on drought assessment Friday, Chitsiko confirmed the Zimbabwe is facing a dire situation.

“It is not a secret that we probably have up to seven months supply of grain including the strategic grain reserve but you know that as a country we always want to be in a surplus position so that with or without a favorable season.

“Our situation with regards to the grain situation must always be positive,” Chitsiko said.

The agriculture secretary said the grain stocks only related to that which is at Grain Marketing Board (GMB) Depots.

He added some farmers and households could still be holding some grain at a personal level.

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