Lungu to intervene in maize price impasse

President Edgar Lungu has assured farmers that the price of K60/50kg for white maize being offered by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), will be reviewed. The president’s statement comes after he for months refused to be drawn on the deadlock. The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) welcomed the statement. “President…

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‘Farmers will dump maize next season’ – ZNFU

Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) president Jervis Zimba is cautioning that farmers will dump maize cultivation in the next farming season. His warning comes as the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) insists that its offer of K60/50kg for maize is final. “This will have dire consequences for national food security as…

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ZNFU fumes over agro dumping as local producers moan

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) is fuming over what it says is a continued trend of Zambia being increasingly a dumping ground for foreign agricultural products. This is as local producers complained of being marginalised by imports, mainly from South Africa. ZNFU President Jervis Zimba said the ‘free flow’…

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ZNFU claims cartel behind export charges

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) says a powerful cartel is behind the 10% maize export duty. “The cartel wants to control agriculture marketing,” said ZNFU president Jervis Zimba. According to him, the cartel misled government to impose the tax, which gave them an opportunity to make astronomical profits, while…

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