“Zambia’s food security stable” – FEWSNET

Zambia’s food security is expected to remain stable, said the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). According to FEWSNET, households will keep benefitting from lower staple food prices and adequate supply. “Food security in the country is generally expected to remain stable due to higher household food supply,” read the…

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Zambian farmers await FISP funding

Zambian Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya said K1.7 billion will be released next week for the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP), which this year runs on a full electronic voucher (e-voucher) system. “By the end of November, government will release the money to pay farmers under the e-voucher system,” Siliya…

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Zambian government instructs FRA to keep buying maize

The Zambian government has ordered the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to continue buying maize, after it emerged that thousands of rural farmers are stuck with their grain. “The FRA will continue buying grain beyond the targeted 500 000 tons for strategic reserves to ensure farmers are not left stranded with…

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Modern warehouses to unlock Zambia’s maize futures market – expert

Modern grain warehouses will strengthen Zambia’s maize futures market, said business consultant mr. Victor Nyasulu. He believes having adequate grain storage capacity will play a significant role in the efficient functioning of maize futures trading. “These facilities will give farmers the ability to hold the commodity for future profit and…

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