Pressure on Zambia’s Food Reserve Agency to pay transporters

There is growing concern that rain will soak more than 80 000 tons of maize, while a payment stand-off between transporters and the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) continues. The FRA owes transporters K200 million. They have since parked their trucks, demanding payment. “We are particularly troubled by reports of transporters…

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World Bank endorses Zambian agro growth

The World Bank has endorsed Zambia’s agricultural progress and urged for more investment to accelerate gains. Country manager Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg said despite progress, there is still a need for increased investment in the agriculture sector to reduce poverty. “Agriculture is a significant sector that needs concerted support to not only…

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