Drought conditions and reduced output have led to a shortage of most green vegetables in Zimbabwe.

The Fresh Produce Marketing Association of Zimbabwe said that most companies were having difficulties getting suppliers. In particular, carrots, rape, spinach, spring onions, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and lettuce are thin on the ground.

The government’s land reform exercise, which has stopped most commercial farmers from farming, has impacted the supply of fresh vegetables. Drought conditions have exacerbated the situation for the new farmers who have been resettled under the land reform exercise, as they do not necessarily have access to irrigation facilities, reported the Xinhua News Agency.