285 pounds maize surplus per person in Zambia in 2012

August 11, 2015

 

 “We have two million tonnes of maize against storage facilities that are meant for 300,000 tonnes of maize, so with poor storage it gets rotten. Vice President Guy Scott”]

 

Source: Anthony Mukwita, “Government-owned corn destroyed in Africa’s poorest countries,” The Bureau Investigates, September 20, 2012, accessed August 12, 2014, http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/09/20/government-owned-corn-de...

 

KToups Math showing amount of surplus per person:

2,000,000 tons of maize surplus x 2,000 pounds in one ton = 4,000,000,000 pounds of maize;

4,000,000,000 pounds of maize / 14,000,000 people = 285.71 pounds per person

 

​Anthony Mukwita, “Government-owned corn destroyed in Africa’s poorest countries,” The Bureau Investigates, September 20, 2012, accessed August 12, 2014, http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/09/20/government-owned-corn-de...

 

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