News:Zimbabwe plans to import 250,000 tonnes of maize from Mexico

<vote /> Agriculture Minister, Joseph Made has said that Zimbabwe is planning to import 250,000 tonnes of maize from Mexico to fill a shortfall caused by a severe drought. He also revealed that the country will also import maize from South Africa and Zambia, as well as from Ukraine, though he did not give figures.

Made said that,

"The maize is in two parts in terms of importation, that is from government and from the private sector. We anticipate that upwards of 250,000 tonnes will be coming from Mexico and the balance will obviously be coming from Zambia as well as from South Africa and Ukraine"

Reports had previously said the imported maize will be in the country by September this year.

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