On Thursday, the 20th of May 2021, the government of Zimbabwe banned the importation of maize into the country with immediate effect. This is coming on the heels of the country’s expectation of a super harvest this season. It is expected that the harvest will be at over 2.7 million tonnes, three times higher than the country’s average consumption. In fact, this is higher than any harvest the country had seen in the past twenty years.
It is expected that the Zimbabwean government in doing this would save over $300 million being the amount spent on importing maize in the year 2020. Already, farmers in the country have started harvesting their crops.
Culled from SABC news.