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Why farmers in Zimbabwe are growing maize again

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A Zimbabwean woman puts maize into a bag in Domboshawa.
A Zimbabwean woman puts maize into a bag in Domboshawa. AFP/Alexander Joe
By: Columbus Mavhunga
5 min

Zimbabwe’s government says that for the first time in almost twenty years, the country will produce enough maize to feed itself this year. Maize production has been affected in recent years by farmers choosing to grow cash crops like tobacco. Correspondent Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare on the efforts to get Zimbabwe’s farmers growing maize again.

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