Farmers struggling to find space for maize due to export ban

Faced with a possible over-supply of maize stock and depressed prices, farmers are now battling to find storage space for their grain. The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) says storage space will be a major challenge as Zambia accumulated huge stocks of maize as a result of the moratorium on…

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Zambia permits maize exports to DRC amidst ban

The Zambian government has allowed local grain traders to export maize to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in spite of the country’s moratorium on grain exports. Government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga, who is also minister of information, said the decision arose because of great need in the DRC. “Being food…

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Maize prices stay high after talks collapse

Dora Siliya, Zambian minister of agriculture, has accused maize traders of running a cartel to keep the price of mealie-meal high. This, after a meeting on Thursday, at which the Ministry of Agriculture and the Grain Traders Association (GTA) failed to agree on a price reduction for the staple. Talks…

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