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Government Urged to Enact Agricultural Marketing Act

The Zambia Co-operative Federation (ZCF) director general James Chirwa reports that farmers are afraid to diversify their crops because they lack market certainty. Most ‘buying’ depots have no scales, sieves, stacking machines, and no moisture meters. Crop marketing in Zambia is directly affected by high input prices; the government needs to provide enough financial resources […]


The Zambian Government Sells Maize to Avoid Waste

The Zambian government is allowing the Food Reserve Agency to sell more than one million tons of maize at a reduced price in order to not waste stores. Prices will be lower in remote locations as farmer transportation costs are taken into account.