Luwingu district commissioner Patrick Chanda has appealed to the ministry of agriculture to help farmers in the area to find the market that can buy large quantities beans at reasonable price.
Mr. Chanda says this is because beans growers are struggling to find market to sell their commodity in Luwingu district due to lack of market.
He lamented that although the farmers were in 2016 advised to diversify to growing cash crops such as beans, soya beans, groundnuts but there is no market to sale their commodity.
The District Commissioner has for this reason appealed to the Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya to help find market on behalf of the farmers of Luwingu district.
Luwingu is one of the districts in the northern that has produced large quantities of beans this 2016-2017 farming season.
In another development, Mr. Chanda revealed a chairperson a named cooperative society who is engaged by world food programme (WFP) to purchase 75 metric tons representing 1, 500 by 50kg bags of beans in the area was this this morning beat up by farmers.
The chairperson was beaten up as he announced that he was not accepting more as the cooperatives society has met the sufficient number of bags required by WFP.
The announcement was received with mixed filling some farmers came as far as Shimumbi area about 115km which hired vehicles.
The angry farmers resorted to beating the chairperson indiscriminately adding that they had nowhere to take commodity.
And speaking on behalf of the farmers Martin Kasenge said farmers in Luwingu have produced bumper harvest for both beans and maize and they have nowhere to sale the commodity.
He appealed to the president Edgar Lungu to help find business who could buy the beans from the peasant farmers in the district.
A check at the market farmers have resorted to selling a gallon of beans between k15.00 and k20 while a 50kg bag of beans is costing between k150 and k200.00 and the same gallon of maize is selling between k4.50 and k6.00 and 50kg bag is costing between k45.00 and k60.00 respectively.