Rise in soya bean price

The price of soya bean has gone up to K2 700 per ton from K2 200. According to the Zambia Commodity Exchange (ZAMACE), international demand spurred the increase. “The demand for soya beans on the international market has gone up from about September 2017, with buyers offering up to K2…

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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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What is happening in the markets of Zambia, Namibia and South Africa?

Better yields in 2017 has seen grain prices plummeting across the markets of the region, but it is not all bad news for farmers, according to Absa Bank's regional update. ZAMBIA Soya Beans prices have plummeted and are now trading around $265 per ton. Some off takers are rumoured to…

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Zambian farmers hoarding soya bean

Zambian farmers are holding back their soya bean as they seek fair prices for their crop. At the same time the Small-scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) has called on government to formulate policy to insulate local producers against price volatility caused by dumping. Scores of farmers interviewed by Africanfarming.com said…

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