Sources say ZNFU, FRA maize price negotiations have collapsed

Maize price negotiations between the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) and the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) have broken down with the union abandoning talks to pursue direct discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture. A reliable source told Africanfarming.com that ZNFU at the weekend decided to talk to government directly, after…

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ZNFU gives fuel price reduction lukewarm reception

The drop in fuel prices announced this week will have limited impact on farmers as lower grain values and high input costs will offset any savings from cheaper energy, said the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU). “The price of fertiliser is still high. Unless we look at the figures, it…

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ZNFU, FRA maize price negotiations deadlock

Maize price negotiations between the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) and Food Reserve Agency (FRA) have stalled, say sources close to the talks. Meanwhile the grain buying exercise by FRA was still running at a slow pace. According to the sources, lengthy negotiations took place over the weekend but the…

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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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