Sources say ZNFU, FRA maize price negotiations have collapsed

Maize price negotiations between the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) and the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) have broken down with the union abandoning talks to pursue direct discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture. A reliable source told Africanfarming.com that ZNFU at the weekend decided to talk to government directly, after…

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‘Food insecurity looms in parts of Zambia’ – FEWSNET

The Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) predicts severe food insecurity in parts of Zambia. Economists also warn against maize scarcity and high prices in the long-term, following this year’s chaotic grain marketing season. FEWSNET linked the looming food insecurity to slower than usual local and regional demand coupled with…

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SA silo’s filling up with biggest maize harvest ever

The sixth South African crop estimate was released yesterday and South Africa is set to harvest its biggest maize yield ever – 15, 969 million tons. The National Crop Estimate Committee (CEC) increased the expected maize crop with 2.16% from the previous estimate. This means this years’ commercial crop harvest…

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