The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe has secured 400 000 metric tons of maize imports from Zambia and Malawi in what it calls “economic diplomacy” as several African countries start to shop around for grain. News24 reports that the Famine Early Warning Systems Network meanwhile, says there will be increased demand in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar and Angola during the year, with these countries relying on imports from countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania. But reports in East Africa indicated that Zambia, Tanzania, and Malawi will soon run out of its surplus, forcing Kenya to look for yellow maize in Mexico.