Winter Crop Fails

He told Radio VOP: “There is practically no crop yield for winter. What has been produced by farmers in Zimbabwe for winter is insufficient to meet the demand of consumers,” he said.

“What I am seeing on the ground is far from what we normally produce. I have not yet received the exact figures but I can tell you that the produced crop yield is less than 25% of what we expected,” he said.

The Zimbabwean agricultural industry took a knock at the turn of the century when former liberation fighters invaded farms and drove away hundreds of white farmers in the name of land reform.

Over the years, an agricultural industry once seen as the bread basket of Africa, has struggled to recover to sufficiently feed Zimbabwe alone.