After Drought, Zimbabwe Needs to Import 1.4 Million Tons of Grain

HARARE (Reuters) -

Zimbabwe will need to import 1.4 million tons of grain at a cost of nearly $720 million after a drought slashed harvests and left three million of people in need of food aid, vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday.

“I am therefore appealing to the private sector and the people of Zimbabwe, inclusive of those in the diaspora, to support this emergency relief program,” Mnangagwa told reporters and business people.