Agriculture deputy minister, Haritatos tours GMB Bindura

The Deputy Minister Of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement, Vangelis Haritatos today toured Grain Marketing Board storage facilites in Bindura to assess the state of preparedness in light of an expected bumper harvest.

He also toured Shamva and Concession depots.

Meanwhile, farmers are preparing to deliver grain to the GMB, which has installed collection depots countrywide to cater for maize deliveries.

Zimbabwe this year expects to produce 2,5 to 2,8 million tonnes of maize and 360 000 tonnes of traditional grains, in what could turn out to be the largest yield achieved by the country since the land reform exercise commenced in 2000.

About two million tonnes of cereals consisting of 1,8 million tonnes of maize and 200 000 tonnes of traditional grains are expected to be delivered to the Grain Marketing Board.

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