ZNFU hails 2018 national budget

The Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has hailed the 2018 national budget as progressive in enhancing agricultural productivity. “The budget addresses some of the concerns of the farming community through various measures proposed to increase production and diversification,” said Jervis Zimba, ZNFU President. Last Friday, government announced a K71.6 billion…

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Panic selling at end of marketing season

With only a week before the close of the maize marketing season, Zambian farmers are selling their crop in panic. This while the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) said it won’t extend grain buying beyond the end of the month, when the marketing season closes. A survey conducted by Africanfarming.com showed…

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Zambia government reverses 10% maize export duty

The Zambian government has reversed the 10% export duty on raw maize following an outcry from farmers. The duty was ostensibly imposed to encourage value addition and job creation. Farmers relentlessly fought against the tax, describing it as a major policy inconsistency that will discourage increased grain productivity. Zambian National…

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Give farmers tax relief to uplift Zambian agriculture – Zimba

The president of the Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) Jarvis Zimba said the Zambian agricultural sector can be turned around if farmers didn’t have to pay tax. “If we can just zero rate agriculture, we can attract huge investments,” Zimba said in an interview with organisers of the upcoming Agritech…

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