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.