Lungu to intervene in maize price impasse

President Edgar Lungu has assured farmers that the price of K60/50kg for white maize being offered by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), will be reviewed. The president’s statement comes after he for months refused to be drawn on the deadlock. The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) welcomed the statement. “President…

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Wheat disease hits Zambia as price tensions simmer

A fungal wheat  disease has broken out in the Copperbelt, raising concerns that it will affect this year’s harvest. This comes amidst simmering tension between millers and producers over the price of wheat which was pegged at US$450/per ton. According to the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), the disease known as…

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FRA buys less than 10% of target; maize price row continues

While the maize price stand-off rages, the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has only managed to buy 10% of its targeted 500 000 tons of maize, said a source within the agency. This is as the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) intensified calls on farmers to hold back their crop. Last…

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Food Reserve Agency, ZNFU, at each other’s throats over maize price

The maize pricing stand-off has degenerated into a war of words between the Food Reserve Agency’s (FRA) Executive Director Chola Kafwabulula and Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) President Jervis Zimba. Reacting to Zimba calling FRA’s price offer of K60/50kg for white maize a “swindle”, Kafwabulula is now threatening to sue…

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