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Zimbabwe Plans Big Corn Imports After Bad Weather Devastates Harvest

  • Nation expects to float a tender for 750,000 tons of the grain
  • Zimbabwe’s corn harvest has been slashed by cyclone, drought

Zimbabwe’s government plans to boost corn imports as adverse weather slashes the southern African nation’s harvest.

The country’s Grain Marketing Board will float an international tender to import 750,000 tons of the grain, Joseph Gondo, chief director of Zimbabwe’s agriculture ministry, said by phone from Harare. Gondo declined to provide a timeframe for the tender, though he said the paperwork has been completed.