Small –Scale farmers in Zambia reluctant to offload maize to millers due to unfavorable prices

Written by on June 30, 2021

The National Union for small –Scale farmers in Zambia has attributed the reluctance by farmers to release maize on the market to low prices being offered by millers and grain traders.

Millers have complained that the maize on the market is scarce and that the millers are depending on the carry over stock from last season.

Union Executive director Ebony Loloji has observed that the millers and grain traders have lower prices compared to the food reserve agency therefore farmers are not willing to sale their produce.

Mr. Loloji says the grain traders and millers should realize that farmers are in business therefore will not accept any low price.

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