Zimbabwe’s food security situation has improved, but many citizens might still face hunger if authorities go ahead with plans to export grain.

This, after the country’s agricultural sector posted two successive record harvests before proper stock assessments to feed citizens are made. This also comes as the governing Zanu-PF party and its opponents, are using all tactics to win voters ahead of 23rd August general elections.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is set to begin maize exports – after a surplus, for the first time in more than two decades. However, humanitarian organizations warn that, millions of Zimbabweans could need food aid.

The maize harvest boom comes against the backdrop of Zimbabwe also reporting record tobacco sales of nearly 300 million kilograms, since the tobacco selling season opened in March.