BUSINESS NEWS

GMB forecasts decent deliveries

Farmers have delivered more than 47 136 tonnes of maize, 5 000 tonnes of soyabeans and 136 tonnes of small grains to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) within the first month of the marketing season, rai...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

'GMB mansions' raise eyebrows

TWENTY-five upmarket houses constructed by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) pension fund in one of Harare's leafy suburbs four years ago remain unoccupied amid claims by the parastatal's former employe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 March 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

GMB eating our lunch, NatFoods complains

NATIONAL Foods Holdings Limited board chairman, Todd Moyo, has expressed concern over the Grain Marketing Board's (GMB) participation in the local commercial maize meal market.National Foods last week...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 March 2018

POLITICS

GMB bosses grilled over questionable appointments

FORMER Agriculture minister Joseph Made has been accused of authorising the payment of $70 000 to Grain Marketing Board (GMB) chairperson, Charles Chikaura and his deputy, Basilio Sandamu for working ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Parly queries GMB boss appointment

The appointment of Grain Marketing Board (GMB) General Manager Mr Rocky Mutenha ahead of Dr Millicent Mombeshora and Mr David Machingaidze who had the highest scores during the interviews came under t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 March 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Govt to install dryers at GMB depots

GOVERNMENT plans to install dryers at major Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots to address moisture complications on delivered grain and reduce post-harvest losses.Despite recording a bumper harvest in...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 March 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB to be commercialize

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) will soon have two separate entities, with one dealing with the maintenance of the Strategic Grain Reserve, while the other will become a fully-fledged commercial entit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 February 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB seeks funds to buy maize driers

THE Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is seeking funds to buy maize driers to dry maize that will be delivered to their depots with moisture content above the recommended standard as it readies for this yea...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 February 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB posts $209 million loss

THE Grain Marketing Board (GMB) posted a $209 million loss in the financial year ended December 31, 2017 due to subsidised sales to millers, an official has said.According to ZBCtv, GMB general manage...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 January 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

GMB faces $280m loss in looting scam

LOSS-MAKING Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is expected to incur a deficit of more than $280 million this season, in a suspected scam that is expected to benefit top Zanu-PF officials, who are reportedly ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB ordered to pay farmers

The Government has directed the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to immediately activate satellite collection points to mop up the remaining grain as the Strategic Grain Reserve has hit a million tonnes.Th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Grain reserves hit one million tonnes

Government has directed the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to immediately activate satellite collection points to mop up the remaining grain as the Strategic Grain Reserve has hit a million tonnes.GMB ha...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB threatens private millers with unfair costing

The Grain Marketing Board's commercial milling division is threatening the viability of private millers amid revelations the parastatal is not paying for grain drawn from the strategic reserves. In a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

'GMB silos not yet full'

Despite government claims of a bumper harvest, the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) silos in various provinces are not yet full with the national granary still accepting grain from farmers.This comes amid ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 September 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB buying price triggers smuggling

The Government's maize import ban together with a high buying price at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has triggered smuggling of grain into the country, it has emerged.In a bid to protect local farme...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 August 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zim farmers deliver grain to GMB

Over 1 000 tonnes of maize from the 2016/17 agricultural season had been delivered to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) by April this year, the state's grain procurer said.Speaking at the maize value c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 July 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Middlemen rip off communal farmers

COMMUNAL farmers in rural areas are reportedly being ripped off by middlemen, who armtwist them into selling a tonne of maize for less than $200, only for them to resell it at the Grain Marketing Boar...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 July 2017

POLITICS

GMB in massive recruitment of 'Green Bombers'

STATE grain buyer, Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has embarked on a massive recruitment exercise of youth trained in Zanu-PF camps to help with the collection of produce at depots dotted across the count...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 July 2017

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB maize intake dwindles

The Grain Marketing Board has witnessed a continual decline in maize intake over the past five years as farmers opted to sell their grain to private buyers due to delays by the company in making paym...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 April 2014

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB maize intake declines

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has recorded a 59 percent decline in maize intake with the total of 47 000 metric tonnes received during the 2013/14 marketing season against a total of 131 000 metric ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 April 2014

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Small grains output to increase

PRODUCTION of small grains is expected to double this year as most dry regions received adequate rains despite some areas being affected by floods, an expert has said.Small Grains and Cereal Producers...

By New Ziana | Published: 17 March 2014

BUSINESS NEWS

Government owes GMB $42 million

Government owes the Grain Marketing Board $42 million, leaving it compromised to discharge its duties effectively, parliamentarians heard yesterday.Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committ...

By Lloyd Gumbo | Published: 12 March 2014

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB bosses in looting spree

Top management at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has been fingered in a looting spree as the company struggles to service a $108 million maize import debt.Documentary evidence in possession of the Da...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2014

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

ZFU calls for competitive maize prices

ZIMBABWE Farmers' Union (ZFU) has called on the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to come up with competitive maize producer prices to promote local farmers.In an interview yesterday, ZFU vice-president Ber...

By Business Reporter | Published: 17 January 2014

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

GMB stock feed plant to be commissioned in Dec

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has missed the target of commissioning its stock-feeds manufacturing plant in Norton in September due to delays in the shipment of critical components required to finis...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 November 2013
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