Government claims it has 321 000 tonnes of maize in strategic reserves

Minister of Agriculture, Joseph Made has claimed that the government is holding 321 000 tonnes of maize in strategic reserves.  This is enough to last for 3 months. The Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR), is managed by the government and should hold at least 500 000 tonnes at any given time, but Zimbabwe has struggled to meet that target over the last decade due to a number of factors. Zimbabwe is importing maize from South Africa, Zambia and Argentina to counter the El-Nino induced drought that has hit Southern Africa.


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