OREANDA-NEWS  Zimbabwe is ready to purchase 1 million tons of grain abroad to eliminate the effects of drought. This was announced at a briefing in Harare by Information Minister Jenfan Muswere.

"For the period up to March 2025, Zimbabwe lacks 1.1 million tons of grain at a consumption rate of 10 kg per person per month," the minister said. - Turning to strategic grain reserves, mainly wheat, reduces the need for imports. Significant resources will be allocated to the purchase of grain on the domestic market. In addition, the private sector has expressed its readiness to meet grain needs by importing 1 million tons in the period from April 2024 to March 2025, when the next harvest is expected."

On April 3, Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa declared a national disaster regime in the country due to severe drought. According to him, it is expected that more than 2.7 million people will need food aid.