Govt bars millers from buying maize from farmers, told to buy from GMB only

The government has barred millers from buying maize directly from the farmers saying that they should go through the Grain Marketing Board (GMB). Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made said:

Cabinet has approved the proposed new payment and marketing structure in terms of maize that millers will be purchasing this season,

Millers have agreed that they will not buy maize directly from farmers, but from GMB. The price at which they will be buying will be determined as each miller comes forward to GMB to buy the grain. This is a fundamental decision and a strategic decision.

More: Herald


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Joseph MadeThe Grain Marketing Board

Dr. Joseph Mtakwese Made is a Zimbabwean politician and member of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) who is a former Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development. Made is mostly known to have led the Ministry in a decade of inadequate harvest from Zimbabwe's... Read More About Joseph Made

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is a state owned commodity trading enterprise that deals in cereals and oil seeds, the provision of logistic services to the agricultural industry as well as processing of products. The board's main objective is to ensure national food security through... Read More About The Grain Marketing Board

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