1.0 SUMMER CROPS MARKETING AND WINTER WHEAT PLANTING UPDATE
Cabinet received an update on the Summer Crops Marketing and the Winter Wheat Planting, which was presented by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Honourable A.J. Masuka.
Cabinet wishes to inform the national that current grain stocks held by the Grain Marketing Board comprise 220 000 metric tonnes of maize, 40 000 metric tonnes of traditional grains, and 160 000 metric tonnes of wheat. Millers and stockfeed manufacturers are being allocated 27 000 metric tonnes of maize and up to 7 000 metric tonnes of sorghum per month. All these stocks exclude private sector stocks, and the nation is food secure until the next harvest.