Delta avails US$3,9m for outgrower scheme

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HARARE – Zimbabwe’s largest beverages producer, Delta Corporation, has set aside US$3,9 million for the 2021/2022 farming season under the firm’s outgrower schemes targeting farmers across the country.

Delta, which produces traditional and clear beers, is a major consumer of grain and usually contracts farmers to produce barley, sorghum and maize.

Responding to written questions from Business Chronicle, the company’s corporate affairs executive, Ms Patricia Murambinda, said in the upcoming season they were setting aside US$2,749 million targeting 2 000 hectares under maize through contract farming from which 14 000 tonnes would be produced.

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