Zimbabwe imports 200,000 tons maize

25-07-2007 | |

Zimbabwe imports 200,000 tons of maize from Tanzania to fill up food supplies. The country also tries to import the same amount of maize from Malawi.

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and
Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) stated that serious
shortages lure as a result of poor harvests in Zimbabwe. At least one out of
every three persons in the country depends on food aid from
abroad.

Malfunctioning
Earlier
this year, 400 tons maize
was already imported from Zambia and Malawi. As of 2001, Zimbabwe is not
able to feed their people with their own stocks. It is said that this is caused
by malfunctioning of the current president Robert Mugabe. He chased away white
farmers from their farms to replace them with inexperienced black farmers.
This has lead to multiple failed harvests.

Related
websites:
WFP 

FAO

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