Farmers hit back at millers

FOOD Reserve Agency depot officials sorting out the maize bought from farmers at Chisunka Depot in Mansa recently. PICTURE: MACKSON WASAMUNU

ZAMBIA National Farmers Union (ZNFU) president Jervis Zimba says it is necessary for the farmers’ body to always alert Government about the country’s food security.

Mr Zimba was responding to Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) president Andrew Chintala, who has accused ZNFU of alarming the nation by saying there is a likelihood of hunger this year.

He said in an interview yesterday that ZNFU is not hallucinating but merely giving a timely warning to Government.
“ZNFU is a responsible institution and it will be very irresponsible for us not to warn Government that Zambia is headed for a food crisis.
“This is because farmers may not harvest adequate maize due to problems like poor implementation of…

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