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08/07/2019
In early July, the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), the Government parastatal mandated to manage the national strategic stock and engage in market facilitation, increased the purchasing price of maize by [...]
04/07/2019
The Government of India increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2019 “Kharif” crops, now being planted and to be harvested from September onwards. The Government raised the MSP [...]
03/07/2019
On 1 July, the Government announced the further extension of the zero duty on wheat exports until 1 July 2021. The wheat export duty was suspended in September 2016 (FPMA [...]
01/07/2019
On 28 June, the Government of Zimbabwe issued Statutory Instrument 145, which prohibits the purchase and sale of maize among private individuals and companies, leaving the State-owned Grain Marketing Board [...]
18/06/2019
The National Maize Corporation (NMC), the Government's parastatal agency responsible for the purchase, storage and marketing of white maize, raised its procurement and selling price following a recent market review. [...]
17/06/2019
On 21 May, the Government of Zimbabwe announced a new increase in fuel prices, which follows the hike implemented at the start of the year (FPMA Food Policies). Prices were [...]
30/05/2019
The Government increased the import duty on rice to 55 percent from the previous 28 percent, which was set in June last year (FPMA Food Policies). The recent measure, which [...]
29/05/2019
On 22 May, the Government announced the reintroduction of the import duty on common wheat at 135 percent, after a suspension from January to April 2019. The country revises the [...]
09/05/2019
The government recently instructed the state Food Reserve Agency (FRA), the government parastatal mandated to manage the national strategic stock and engage in market facilitation, to increase the sale of [...]
29/04/2019
On 26 April, the Government raised with immediate effect the import duty on wheat to 40 percent from 30 percent (FPMA Food Policies). The measure intends to curb imports and [...]
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