joseph-madee.jpgA cabinet minister has told reporters that GMOs will not be allowed in the country as government embarks on food importation so as to meet the deficit created by drought.


The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph Made said the government has also taken a position that food will be distributed on non partisan grounds.


Dr Made said the GMB will be central in the distribution of seeds and other inputs for winter wheat farming and that small farmers should take advantage of the late rains to plant their wheat crop.


Dr Made said he also met the Tobacco Industry Board to prepare for the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert  Mugabe’s visit to the tobacco auction floors next week.


Last year the President had a similar visit where he urged farmers to produce more quality tobacco and the impending visit is expected to see what has been done.