Proposed commercialisation of Zambia’s FRA under fire

An array of stakeholders, including the Zambia National Farmers' Union (ZNFU), slated a proposal by the Zambian government to commercialise the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). The Zambian Ministry of Agriculture says that FRA can become commercially viable by raising revenue through grain exports. But ZNFU, Grain Traders Association (GTAZ), National…

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Pressure mounts on Zambian government to deliver farmer inputs

Despite repeated assurances by government that administering its Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) on a complete electronic voucher (e-voucher) system would overcome problems that have plagued the delivery of farmer inputs, the massive logistical operation seems to be in disarray. This, as the end of the planting season fast approaches…

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