Zambian maize price remains the same as marketing season nears end

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he will not dictate the review of the current price of K60/50kg being offered by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) for white maize, but will consult his cabinet to come up with an amicable solution. “I have heard the cry of stakeholders over the price of maize…

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‘FRA right on maize pricing’ – IAPRI

Zambia’s Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) says the system of market-based pricing adopted by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) will create a more stable and sustainable grain market. “There is no doubt that the move towards market-based pricing by FRA will attract a lot of attention and resistance from…

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Zambia’s tumultuous maize marketing season in new twist

Zambia’s tumultuous maize marketing season has taken a new twist with the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) urging farmers to hold back their crop. This followed the price offer of k60/50kg by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). Following the FRA, there has been national outrage among farmers and stakeholders in…

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Farmers riled by FRA maize price offer of K60/50kg

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) today in Lusaka announced it will buy maize from farmers at K60 for 50kg. The price offer, flying in the face of the more than K85/50kg government promised last week, provoked sharp reaction from the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU). At the same briefing, FRA…

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