Zambian economical think-tank slams crop levies

The Indaba Agricultural Policy and Research Institute (IAPRI) says grain levies imposed by local government authorities are making the agricultural sector noncompetitive. “Grain levies have a negative impact on farmers as they push the cost of production up,” says IAPRI in a white paper on making agriculture more competitive. The…

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Brace for poor maize prices – ZNFU

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) told farmers to brace for poor maize prices. According to ZNFU, government interference in maize marketing, coupled with indirect taxes, are contributing to expected depressed grain prices. The warning comes amidst reports of farmers in some parts of Zambia selling maize for as low…

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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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