Absa Bank’s overview of agricultural trade in Zambia, Kenya and Namibia

It is the season af marketing and trade, during which maize move across borders in southern Africa. Due to the general good harvest and abundant supply, prices remain low, except in eastern Africa, where the harvest is still going on.  KENYA Maize imports have increased from mid-June and harvesting is…

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Soybean shortage hits Zimbabwean food processing industry

Local media reports that a serious shortage of soybean in Zimbabwe has led to a drop in production in the food processing industry. According to reports, the shortage led to an increase in the price of cooking oil, stock feed and other products. Zimbabwe’s Sunday Mail reports that the development…

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ZNFU issues ultimatum to resolve maize price impasse with FRA

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has issued an ultimatum to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to meet farmers over the price of maize. This is as the farmers’ union reiterated its call to farmers to hold back from selling maize to FRA. The state-owned grain buying agency has set…

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