Shawa pleads with farmers to reconsider maize production boycott

Shawa pleads with farmers to reconsider maize production boycott

Government has pleaded with farmers not to abandon maize production due to low purchasing prices by Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

Julius Shawa, Permanent Secretary in the ministry of agriculture said farmers should opt to export the commodity and contribute to the country’s economy.

Farmers recently threatened to abandon maize production in the next farming season citing low purchasing price by FRA.

The producers said price was too small to cover costs incurred during the production process.

The PS said boycotting maize production would not be the best solution because maize is the country’s staple food.

Previous Zambian grain futures - no need to hold back
Next Oats processing centre opens in Lusaka

About author

Editor review

Storyline
4/5

4

Good
4

You might also like

Africa 0 Comments

Reduce stock feed prices, processors urged

The Poultry Association of Zambia has urged stock feed processors to provide a relief to the poultry industry through reduction in prices of stock feed following a bumper harvest recorded

Company News 0 Comments

York Farm to increase flower cultivation

ork Farm Zambia intends to increase its rose flower production from the current six to eight hectares to meet the high demand for the commodity. York Farm says there is

Markets 0 Comments

Cotton Industry has potential-CBZ

The Cotton sub sector encompasses a long value chain of which proper exploitation could result in the establishment of various industries leading economic improvement noted the Cotton Board of Zambia