Zambian wheat price goes up; bread to cost more

Wheat farmers in Zambia have hiked the price of wheat to US$420 from US$370, meaning the price of bread and other wheat products will soon increase as well. Zambia Wheat Growers Chairman Donald Burton said the hike was triggered by the 75% increase in electricity tariffs, as well as an…

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Experts say massive power hike negates bumper harvest benefits

An agricultural economist says it is unlikely that mealie-meal prices will drop as a result of the expected bumper harvest. The expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the 75% increase in power tariffs negated any benefits consumers would have gotten. Zambia expects to harvest 3.6 million tons of…

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