The African state of Zimbabwe in terms of hunger will import corn from Mexico, Ukraine and neighbouring South Africa to help feed up to eight million of its citizens – more than half of the population after the drought dry crops last year, and threats -by 2020.
According to Bloomberg, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the import on Friday, removing garbage in the streets Kuwadzana, impoverished town in the Western part of Harare.
“Given the complexity of the situation, the Ministry of industry is considering the addition of vegetable oil, salt, bread and soap in the list of subsidized goods to consumers,” said Mnangagwa.
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The government will revoke trade licenses from retailers by charging excessive fees for cornmeal, the staple food of the country, he said.
Zimbabwe consumes about 2.2 million metric tons of corn a year for people and farm animals.