Minister of Agriculture Given Lubinda says Zambia will this year export about seven hundred thousand metric tonnes of excess Maize to the sub region.
And Mr. Lubinda says he will next week announce in parliament the price at which the Food Reserve Agency will be buying maize from the farmers.
Speaking on ZNBC’s Kwacha Good morning Zambia programme, the Minister said he will also be informing parliament on export modalities.
Mr. Lubinda said with the current maize harvest of about 2.8 million metric tonnes and 5 hundred thousand metric tonnes in reserve, the country has in excess of about 1 point 3 million metric tonnes of the commodity.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lubinda further said that the prices of mealie meal countrywide have started declining.