Ministry of Agriculture reveals maize price for 2017, says Govt won't allow importation of grain when there are sufficient amounts in the country
Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture and Mechanisation, Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Mr Ringson Chitsiko said that the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is not changing the maize producer price.
We expect farmers to deliver five tonnes of maize per hectare. GMB has not changed the maize producer price, but will continue paying $360 per tonne.Feedback
Some legislators questioned the price when maize prices were set to decline with Zambia selling the grain for $140 per tonne. He also revealed that Government will not allow importation of grain when there are sufficient amounts in the country.
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