Satellite depots cut affect Mkaika farmers.

Satellite depots cut affect Mkaika farmers.

Some farmers in Mkaika Constituency of Katete district are facing challenges with marketing their maize.

The development has been attributed to reduction of satellite depots by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

Farmers of Philipo village in Mkaika are stuck with their maize because of long distances to maize markets.

The village headman says farmers are failing to ferry their maize to the markets because they cover a distance of about nine kilometres, adding that transporters have taken advantage of the situation.

According to reports in the village, private buyers have continued exploiting poor farmers, buying a five kilogram tin of maize , at three kwacha.

Vitalis Banda, a farmer in the area bemoaned that farmers will fail to send their children to school because of challenges in accessing markets.

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