Zambian millers propose K75/50kg floor price for maize

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) has proposed K75/50kg as the floor price for maize in this year’s marketing season. Government is still mute on the issue. MAZ president Andrew Chintatala said their proposal, which is K5 less than last year’s price, must pass on the benefit of the bumper…

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Experts say massive power hike negates bumper harvest benefits

An agricultural economist says it is unlikely that mealie-meal prices will drop as a result of the expected bumper harvest. The expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the 75% increase in power tariffs negated any benefits consumers would have gotten. Zambia expects to harvest 3.6 million tons of…

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