FRA owes Zambian farmers K600m

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) owes K600 million to farmers who supplied it with maize during this year’s marketing season, said FRA executive director, Chola Kafwabulula. Kafwabulula said the agency has already paid out K103 million and expects treasury to pay the balance soon. FRA exceeded its target of 500…

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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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FRA debt cripples maize haulage in Zambia

Debt of K200 million owed by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to transporters has crippled maize haulage in parts of Zambia, raising concerns about securing the country’s grain reserve before the rain starts. FRA also owes farmers K370 million for the maize it has so far bought. “I can assure…

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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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