Panic selling at end of marketing season

With only a week before the close of the maize marketing season, Zambian farmers are selling their crop in panic. This while the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) said it won’t extend grain buying beyond the end of the month, when the marketing season closes. A survey conducted by Africanfarming.com showed…

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Retail prices of mealie-meal down in Zambia

The retail price of maize in Zambia has dropped from K120/25kg [K4 800/ton] to K73/25kg [K2 920/ton] for white maize, and from K90/25kg [K3 600/ton] to K67/25kg [K2 680/ton] for yellow (brown) maize. President of the Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) Andrew Chintala said the price drop was due to…

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‘Government will not set floor price for maize’ – minister

After weeks of silence, Zambian Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has announced that government will not set the floor price for maize. The minister said the decision is consistent with government’s position to allow farmers to charge what they believe their crop is worth. “What will happen is that government, like…

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Invest in solar to mitigate power tariff hike, millers urged

Millers must invest in solar energy to mitigate the increase in electricity charges, says the Forum Energy Zambia chairperson, Johnstone Chikwanda. Reacting to a request by the Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) for a preferential tariff, Chikwanda said investment in solar energy was a long-term solution to the exorbitant power…

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