The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe says it has bought 800 000 tonnes of maize from the command agriculture programme to boost the 1.4 million tonnes which is stocked by the Grain Marketing Board. 

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe chairman Mr Tafadzwa Musarara urged farmers to continue improving their yields to do away with maize imports. 

Mr Musarara also highlighted that farmers should increase production of other crops like wheat and soya beans which are also being imported in a bid to save foreign currency.

According to the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe, in the last five years the country has used $2 billion to import maize and it needs $100 million to import 200 000 tonnes of  wheat to meet domestic demand for the product which stands at 400 000 tonnes a year.