Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda has asked farmers to sale their maize to private buyers and not only depend on the Food Reserve Agency-FRA.
Mr. Lubinda has however appealed to Farmers to bargain for better prices for their maize during the 2014/2015 maize marketing season.
He said that Government wants to give an opportunity to farmers to make profits from selling their maize stock either on the local or international market.
Mr. Lubinda has told ZNBC News in an interview that farmers should not get desperate to allow themselves to be exploited by selling their produce at low prices.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lubinda said that government has enough stocks to enable it export the produce to other countries.
Mr. Lubinda said that the country should endeavor to export and reduce on importing to enhance the performance of the Kwacha against the dollar.
He said that the country this season produced over 2.6 million metric tonnes of maize while the country has 1.3 million metric tonnes in stock.
Mr Lubinda said that the Ministry will also be able to deliver maize stocks to some parts of the country faced with food deficit.