Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Zimbabwe Running Out of Bread

Reports from Zimbabwe say bakeries have run out of flour and there will be no bread in the foreseeable future. The Agriculture Minister has confirmed that this year's wheat harvest yield of 145,000 tons is only one third of the country's requirements. The agriculture minister is quoted as blaming the shortages on the failings of what he called the "new farmers" created by the land reforms. Last week, the government announced it would import l00,000 tons of wheat. But even at that, it would still leave Zimbabwe short of its 400,000 ton target for this year.

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