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Zimbabwean corn Imports hit 11-yr high amid drought, economic collapse

Zimbabwean corn Imports hit 11-yr high amid drought, economic collapse

Mubasher: Zimbabwe’s white corn imports from South Africa hit its highest weekly level in 11 years, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

The Zimbabwean government has lifted a ban on genetically modified grain as the country hit by a food crisis.

Parts of the African country were hit by the worst drought in 40 years in tandem with an economic collapse.

The country needs to cover a supply gap of 1 million tonnes of corn this season.

Zimbabwe imported 16,114 tonnes of grain in the week ended 31 January 2020, which is the highest weekly figure since February 2009.