•   Costas Const/los   18 Jul 11:14

    KELVIN MBEWE, Lusaka

    THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) says it has bought 90,000 bags of maize, each weighting 50kgs, since the crop marketing season opened on Tuesday. The target for this season is 1 million metric tonnes.FRA executive director Chola Kafwabulula said in an interview yesterday that: “We have been buying maize from across the country for the last two days and have managed to buy 90,000 bags so far. My only appeal to the farmers is that they should quickly clean their maize to avoid wastage of time at the depots.”Mr Kafwabulula said most of the maize has been bought from small-scale farmers while commercial farmers are still shelling their produce in readiness for delivery to FRA depots.“Traditionally, the peak period is August and September. A check into most villages confirmed that most large-scale farmers are still shelling their maize due to the quantities,” he said

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