Government yesterday received part of the 19 000 tonnes of rice from China after 5 500 tonnes was delivered to Grain Marketing Board’s Aspindale depot in Harare, as measures to alleviate food insecurity intensify. The Chinese Government also pledged to provide 10 000 tonnes of urea fertiliser to Government as a way of boosting the Command Agriculture programme which aims to produce 2 million tonnes of maize on 400 000 hectares of land…Full Article: AllAfrica Sept 2016
- From the 5,500 MTs of rice initially donated, Zimbabwe’s Health Ministry received 100 MTs and Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services received 50 MTs. Local orphanages and resting homes for the elderly are also slated to receive rice.
- In March 2015, China donated 5,400 MTs of rice to Zimbabwe as food aid. According to Zimbabwe’s Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare Minister, 100 MTs of the Chinese rice was to be used to feed the country’s prison inmates.