By ZBC Reporter
THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has welcomed government’s move to facilitate grain imports to complement local supplies after the summer cropping season was affected by erratic rains.
The global economy is suffocating under the weight of increased food inflation due to supply chain disruptions on account of Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine, with 20 countries having suspended grain exports.
This also comes on the back of an erratic rainfall season which affected the summer cropping season.
As a proactive measure, private players in the milling industry have made arrangements with their Zambian and Malawian counterparts to import 400 metric tonnes of grain to support local production.
“As millers we are very much grateful to cabinet for giving us the green light to import grain from the region to support our local output which might be affected by the geopolitics happening in Europe and as such we have made arrangements as a proactive stance to ensure availability,” said GMAZ Chairperson, Mr Tafadzwa Musarara.
The Second Republic is prioritising food security, with a number of initiatives being instituted to ensure continued access to grain and other foodstuffs by the citizenry.