Farmers to flood market with maize

THE Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) says the maize supply situation is likely to improve this month because the crop which was planted early by some commercial farmers will be unleashed on the market.
The institute said the commitment by farmers to produce early maize was a result of an agreement between Government and Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) that farmers participating in the programme will receive a good price.
According to IAPRI’s food security status report for January to March 2020, the agreement was signed because early maize production is more expensive than CLICK TO READ MORE

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