‘Farmers will dump maize next season’ – ZNFU

Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) president Jervis Zimba is cautioning that farmers will dump maize cultivation in the next farming season. His warning comes as the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) insists that its offer of K60/50kg for maize is final. “This will have dire consequences for national food security as…

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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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FRA grain buying hits snag as transporter abandons maize in NW

A transporter contracted by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has abandoned 150 tons of maize in North Western Province, triggering fears of grain going to waste. Provincial Minister Richard Kapita told local media the transporter abandoned the maize because of the poor state of the road connecting the satellite depot…

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