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Agriculture Minister advise Farmers farmers to ensure they only sell surplus maize

Economy Agriculture Minister advise Farmers farmers to ensure they only sell surplus...

Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo has said that his ministry is working with the Ministry of Finance to ensure suppliers of agro-inputs for the Farmer Input Support Programme in the 2020-2021 farming season are paid on time.

Mr. Katambo has also advised farmers to ensure they only sell surplus maize because household food security is important for the country to attain national food security, adding that the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has continued to purchase maize from farmers supplying the commodity.

Mr. Katambo said that the continued purchase has been triggered by cash payment to farmers upon delivery of maize at designated depots.

Mr. Katambo further said that the FRA has been paying farmers upon delivery from part of the 1 billion kwacha that the Ministry of Finance has so far released.

On Friday, Food Reserve Agency (FRA) Chief Executive Officer Chola Kafwabulula said the agency has bought 130 000 metric tonnes of maize since the marketing season opened a few weeks ago.

Mr. Kafwabulula said the consignment is worth 287 million Kwacha.

16 COMMENTS

    • I agree.
      Farmers must work out how many bags of maize they will need for their own food up to the next harvest, and sell what remains.

      It is not unheard of that farmers go hungry because they sold all their maize.

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    • Has pf fulfilled to the Zambian people what is on the party logo? Lower taxes,more jobs and money in your pocket.

      If not then why tolerate blue lies you can even see, their party color is green, but the just had to put their party logo in blue lies, who falls for that?

  1. Only a fooool would think this is wise advise who doesn’t know what the term Peasant farmer stands for.

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  2. Tarino you are too angry young boy. You will get a stroke at this rate. Nichani iwe? You can confide in me. You can’t be this angry and hateful all the time. It must be taxing and draining on your wellbeing..

    I don’t expect you to understand farming because there in UK they can’t allow you to own farming land.

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  3. Tarino you are too angry young boy. You will get a stroke at this rate. Nichani iwe? You can confide in me. You can’t be this angry and hateful all the time. It must be taxing and draining on your wellbeing..

    I don’t expect you to understand farming because there in UK they can’t allow you to own farming land as a black man even with that British passport you fought to get.

    Kz

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  4. Muna Dekhane – Some of these young boys have nothing to do in the UK apart from window shopping in shopping Malls all day as they are frustrated by the success of their fellow Zambian folk.

  5. This man is not fit to run any strategic ministry like agriculture ministry. He is lazy and his ministry serves no purpose to make Zambian farmers become better in anything they do. Instead of improving services to Zambian farmers, this government would rather bring in foreigners to further grab our land.

  6. Mr Kaizer Zulu, there is a video circulating that you are the 3rd Richest man in Zambia, ahead of Manthani. Kindly confirm how rich you now?

  7. HON.MINISTER PLIZ TRY TO MAKE A FOLLOW UP TO SEE TO IT DAT WAT U SAID IS BEING FOLLOWED BCOZ I PERSONALLY I SEE IT NOT HAPPENING HERE IN EASTERN PROVINCE.

  8. On this one I would agree with this PF minister Katambo.

    Many small scale farmers had challenges in feeding their families as they had sold all their produce previously.

    It is advisable to sell 25% and leave 75 %.

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