Zambian government u-turns on agro import ban

The Zambian government has backtracked on banning the import of agricultural produce. The reversal of the ban was confirmed yesterday by Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary Kayula Siame, at a media briefing in Lusaka. Siame said Zambia – being bound by trade protocols of the Common Market for Eastern…

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ZNFU cries foul over cheap agricultural imports

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) is incensed by the influx of cheap agricultural imports that have flooded the local market. This while an international survey showed multi-national supermarkets in southern Africa were stifling the growth of small-scale farmers. ZNFU president Jervis Zimba says cheap imports are hurting the local…

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