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Zimbabwe writes off a third of maize crop, deficit looms

Date Published: 
03/20/2012
Summary: 

Zimbabwe faces a huge grain deficit this year after a third of the current maize crop was written off due to a prolonged dry spell, state media reported on Monday. (..) Zimbabwe is likely to resort to grain imports, although there were fears that regional suppliers South Africa, Zambia and Malawi may not be in a position to export.