Wednesday, 8 September 2004

Zambia reaps bumper crop

70,000 metric tons exported to Malawi

I just found these good news on BBC News:

After years of drought, Zambia has produced so much maize it is exporting its surplus to its neighbours.

The country experienced one of its worst-ever harvests in 2002, which left almost half the Zambian population short of food.

But this year 70,000 metric tons have already been exported to Malawi, said the deputy agriculture minister.

He attributed the exceptional harvest to good rains and government aid for small-scale farmers.
Yay! :-)