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Maize Farmers Look to the Black Market for Profits. - 2003-04-10


Maize farmers have begun delivering their product to depots around the country. The season opened at the beginning of the month.

Samuel Muvuti, Grain Marketing Board Head, says maize deliveries total some 22-hundred tons, according to the state newspaper, The Herald. Colonel Muvuti is hoping for a good harvest, based on rains earlier this year.

That would be good news given the drought that has plagued the country but a black commercial farmer in Mashonaland West, who asked that we not use his name, thinks there is little chance of a good maize harvest this year.

He says farmers are choosing to sell their maize on the black market. to hear what he had to say to Studio Seven’s Carole Gombakomba.

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