2.0 PRODUCER PRICES FOR MAIZE, TRADITIONAL GRAINS, SOYABEAN, SUNFLOWER AND COTTON FOR THE 2022 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SEASON
Cabinet received proposals on the producer prices for maize, traditional grains, soyabean, and sunflower for the 2022 agricultural marketing season as presented by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development.
Cabinet noted that in order to maintain farmer viability and profitability, there is need to review the prices for maize, traditional grains, soyabean and sunflower so that they are in sync with existing economic realities. A good price that promotes sustainable growth of a particular value chain is that which allows the farmer to realize at least a 15% profit margin.
The nation is being informed that CABINET approved as follows:
- that the maize floor producer price be ZW$75,000.00/MT;
- that the traditional grains floor producer price be ZW$75,000.00/MT;
- that the soya bean floor producer price be set at ZW$171,495.00 /MT; and
- that the sunflower floor producer price be set at Theileriosis, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis. The Ministry will establish Farmer Field Schools run by Agritex Officers, covering both crop and livestock production in order to ensure that farmers maximise productivity through sound management of their crop and livestock inputs availed by Government.