Tanzania scraps grain export ban

Published on 12 October 2011

Tanzania has lifted a ban on grain exports and will allow traders to sell surplus maize to the U.N.'s food agency and drought-hit east African countries following a bumper harvest, the government said in a statement on Wednesday. (..) "President (Jakaya) Kikwete has said formal arrangements should be made so that traders can sell surplus food to neighbouring countries and even to the World Food Programme (WFP)," the Tanzanian president's office said in a statement.

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