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Government announces winter wheat prices

The Government has pegged the pre-planting wheat price for the ordinary grade at ZWL155 000 per metric tonne.

Addressing a post-cabinet media briefing meeting on Tuesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said that the winter wheat price had been set at a level to motivate wheat farmers to increase hectrage.

“Cabinet notes that the pre-planting producer price should be pegged at a level that will motivate farmers to plant additional hectarages of wheat. The nation is informed that Cabinet approved as follows:a)  that the winter wheat pre-planting price for ordinary grade of wheat be set at ZW$155,000.00/MT; b) that the winter wheat pre-planting price for premium grade of wheat be set at ZW$170,500.00/MT,” she said.

Senator Mutsvangwa also added that the cabinet had received highlights of the crop output projections.

Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development Dr Anxious Masuka assured Zimbabweans that the country has enough grain reserves although the projected maize output is lower than the previous season.

Cabinet also underscored the remarkable strides made in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic with over two million vaccine doses having been administered so far.

Turning to COVID-19, Cabinet highlighted the notable strides made in the fight against the pandemic adding that a total of 5 869 893 and 3 683 973 for the first and second doses have been administered since the onset of the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 respectively.

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