Zimbabwe: Goverment Pledges to Support Small Farms As Land Attacks Continue

Published on 13 July 2009

Finance Minister Tendai Biti on Friday pledged more than US$140 million for small farmers, in an effort to reverse the effects of Robert Mugabe's land resettlement scheme and ultimately promote food production. Millions of Zimbabweans are set to face critical food shortages this year, and reports by the United Nations World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation indicate that Zimbabwe is in for its lowest ever winter-wheat harvest.

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