Govt Says Strategic Grain Reserve Is Sufficient To Prevent Threats Of Hunger

The government has reassured the nation that there is no threat of hunger as the current has sufficient grain reserves of 500 000 tonnes of maize. However, Lands and Agriculture minister Vangelis Peter Haritatos admitted that there is a shortage of wheat and soyabeans. Speaking in Parliament, Haritatos said,

Zimbabwe is safe and there is no hunger scare as we have a strategic grain reserve of 500 000 metric tonnes…The problem we have with shortages of soyabeans is the same as wheat, whereby the country does not have enough irrigation to grow more wheat and soyabeans.

More: NewsDay

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One Comment on “Govt Says Strategic Grain Reserve Is Sufficient To Prevent Threats Of Hunger

  1. How can this be true? If Gmb is now the sole buyer of maize and demand is at a conservative level of 150000t a mnth then we barely have 4 mths cover! In other words by Feb 2019 the country will run out of maize supplies.Main crop deliveries will not be before june/july 2019.So one can safely assume a 4mth gap in which supplies will be dangerously low.Import lead time is normally 3mths unless our neighbours can lend us or have surpluses. Theseason has been projected at best to be not very good.
    Plan accordingly and properly please.Time for such blatant misinformation.is way past.

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