Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Zim Receives SA Maize

Zimbabwe is having another bad year. Since October, FAO and other groups have been working to facilitate the provision of food aid to the country. On Tuesday the government confirmed that the first 700 tons of 150 000 tons of maize due to be imported from South Africa had been received. Another 150 000 is expected to be imported from Zambia. This as about 13 million people will need food assistance between now and March.

That's a lot of maize and a lot of hungry people and raises some questions about recent assertions (and books) that the violent land redistribution programme in the country hasn't actually had as detrimental an effect as was generally assumed...

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