Zambian horticulture industry sheds jobs as exports slump

Zambia’s horticulture exports have declined, leading to a loss of more than 10 000 jobs, says the Zambia Export Growers Association (ZEGA). According to ZEGA, industry revenue declined from US$60 million last year to US$25 million due to high production costs. The industry makes a significant contribution to the country’s…

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‘No more maize export ban’ – Zambian government

The Zambian government will no longer impose maize export restrictions as it gears to promote grain trade in the region. Last month, government lifted a moratorium on the export of raw and processed maize which was in place for 18 months, but then immediately imposed a 10% export duty on…

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‘Level playing field on veg, fruit market’ – Zambian farmers

Emotionally charged Zambian farmers demand that government impose stiff taxes on the import of agricultural products which are produced locally. The farmers, joined by other stakeholders, tabled the demand earlier in the week at a consultative meeting convened by government in the wake of its decision to reverse the agro…

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