Millers and livestock farmers tussle over maize bran market

Zambia’s biggest livestock farmers are wrestling with millers over the maize bran market. This followed a bumper harvest of maize and soyabean, a situation expected to result into affordable animal feed. But a commercial livestock farmer who wished to remain anonymous said the price of feed was still high because…

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Import of 150 000 tons of wheat in limbo

The import of 150 000 tons of wheat to avert a looming national shortage is hanging in the balance because of the 10% import duty, says Andrew Chintala, president of the Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ). “The 10% duty on imported wheat is too high and must be waived because…

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Zambian millers support export duty on raw maize

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) has thrown its weight behind the 10% export duty on raw maize. The position of MAZ sharply contradicted that of maize producers who have lamented that the duty would damage their prospects of getting reasonable returns on their crop. “We are for the export…

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Zambian farmers angry over electricity price hike

Zambian farmers say the approval of the electricity price hike of 75% by the country’s energy regulator will spell doom for the agriculture sector. The ERB acting board chairperson yesterday announced that the power tariff adjustment applied to all consumer categories, excluding mines, where negotiations are continuing with the national…

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