Zimbabwe’s $3 BILLION push to address food shortage amid COVID-19

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Zimbabwe’s government has set aside $3 billion for the Presidential Input Support Scheme in order to ensure early procurement and distribution of farming inputs as food scarcity continue to plague the landlocked country.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said the Government was footing a huge import bill to address food shortages and foreign currency inadequacies were causing food distribution interruptions.

The minister added government wants to ensure that farmers receive inputs early ahead of the cropping season to ensure they are fully prepared so as to have optimal utilisation of land which in turn will increase yield.