1.0 UPDATE ON THE SUMMER CROPS AND WINTER WHEAT MARKETING
Cabinet received an update on the Summer Crops and Winter Wheat Marketing as presented by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Honourable Dr. A.J. Masuka.
The nation is being informed that the GMB maize stocks as at 8th October 2023 stood at 205 699 Metric Tonnes (MT), while traditional grains stood at 48 103 MT. The total maize and traditional grains stocks were at 253 802 MT.
Cabinet wishes to inform the nation that the GMB wheat stocks as at 8th October 2023 stood at 137 586 MT.
The nation is further informed that the area planted for winter wheat is 90 192 hectares, and the estimated harvest is 440 844 MT. Wheat harvesting has commenced, with some 3 681 hectares harvested to date. Government has already announced a marketing price of US$520 per metric tonne.